The pens, with the green hutch attached can be sited anywhere around the farm yard.
The blue trough on the gate has a teat on the bottom for the calf to drink its milk from (Shown above) and the white box is for dry food, it has a flap which the calf can push open with its nose but keeps the rain out.
The calves are out of the calf house in the fresh air but still have warmth and shelter from the covered hutch.
We like to have each calf in its own pen, just for a few weeks after being born so that we can be sure it is drinking the correct amount of milk and is fit and well.
They will only spend a few weeks in the hutch before being put in a large yard or paddock with other calves.
We have two small calves in the Daisy Made paddock sharing one of these hutches, these are twins , Ellie and Angus named by a customers children.
They are both getting about 2 litres (3 1/2 pints) of milk twice a day as well as dry calf nuts and meal.
As they start to eat more dry food we will decrease the milk to 1 feed a day and then wean them in a few weeks time. At this point they will be allowed out into the whole paddock to make friends with the goats.
Please go and say hello to them but do remember to wash your hands as you leave the animal feeding area.
Their afternoon feed is usually about 5 pm if you would like to see how fast they can drink a bucket of fresh warm milk.
Ellie & Angus having a frolic after their tea .