Let’s take a trip Down on the Farm

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Lets take a trip Down on the Farm. Created by Cady Mercer, senior 2009 at Katy High And Jan Mercer, ITF at Katy High. Here are some of the animals you might find on a farm. Cows. live on farms. On the farms, cows stay in barns or out in the fields. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lets take a trip Down on the Farm

Created by Cady Mercer, senior 2009 at Katy HighAnd Jan Mercer, ITF at Katy High

Here are some of the animals you might find on a farm.

Cowslive on farms

On the farms, cows stay in barns or out in the fields.

These are dairy cows. They give us the milk we drink.

Cows have big ears, soft, pretty eyes and a long rough tongue. Some cows have horns, but some do not.

Cows tails are long and have a bushy end. Cows use their tails to swat at flies that bug them!

Many people believe that cows have four stomachs. But really, they have one stomach divided into four parts. Cows spend about 6 hours a day eating and about 8 hours chewing their cud.

Cud - food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again.But what do cows eat? Cows eat grass, hay, grain and they like to lick salt blocks.

Baby cows are called calves.

Pigslive on farmsPigs have small beady eyes and big ears. Their nose is called a snout and is used to root in the ground.

Pigs do not sweat, so they roll in the mud to cool off.

Pigs are one of the smartest animals around. They are even smarter and easier to train than dogs and cats.

Baby pigs are called piglets.

Chickenslive on farmsChickens are birds, but they really cant fly very far.

Chickens have a sharp beak that they use to pick up food, like corn.

Hens lay eggs. Do you like to eat scrambled eggs? A hen can lay about 250 eggs a year. Thats a lot of scrambled eggs!

Baby chickens are called chicks. As soon as they hatch, they can walk, see and feed themselves.

Horseslive on farms

Horses also live and work on the farm. But mostly horses are used to ride.

Horses have small pointed ears, big intelligent eyes and their soft nose is called a muzzle.

A horses foot is called a hoof. A horse has to have his hooves trimmed, just like cutting your toenails. A horse will sometimes have shoes put on his hoof.

This is a man shoeing a horse.Horses love to run.

Horses have long tails to swat flies that bug them, just like the cows.A baby boy horse is called a colt and a baby girl horse is called a filly.

Sheeplive on farms

A daddy sheep is called a ram, a mommy sheep a ewe and a baby sheep a lamb.

Sheep produce wool. To get the wool the sheep are sheared. This means their wool coat is cut off. It doesnt hurt the sheep.

Sheep also have a stomach that is divided into four parts, just like the cow. They eat grass and grain and chew their cud as well.

Cud - food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again.Sheep say Baa. They live in groups called flocks. This is because there is safety in numbers in the wild.

Sheep eat grass, hay and grain.

Sheep and goats have hooves that are made up of two toes. They have to have their hooves trimmed, like the horse.

Goatslive on farms

Goats are more independent than sheep and like to be up high! They love to climb on anything!

Daddy goats are called billie goats, mommy goats are called nannys and baby goats are called kids. Goats say Maaa.

Goats are known for eating just about anything. But they love grain, hay and nice green leaves.

We hope you enjoyed our trip Down on the FarmCreated by Cady Mercer, senior 2009 at Katy HighAnd Jan Mercer, ITF at Katy High