Crabtree Farm and the Kent Downs is a spectacular place to experience some inquisitive animals and wildlife.



DID EWE KNOW…

Spring means it’s time for lambs!

We accommodate the Wye Community Farm’s ewes and lambs from spring through to the end of summer. WCF is an initiative that was launched in 2007, in response to the loss of agricultural teaching in the local community. Our sheep are shy but friendly, so please feel free to pick some fresh grass to offer them. If you’re patient and quiet, they might wander over to say hello.

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FUN FACT

Did you know that over 15 million ewes gave birth to lambs in the spring of 2020!



CHICKENS

It’s time to ruffle some feathers!

Our chickens are some surprisingly affectionate creatures! During the day, they roam Crabtree Farm in open air and safety. At night, we bring them into the safety of their coop, away from their natural predators such as foxes.

FUN FACT

Chickens have a structured social hierarchy, or ‘pecking order’ within their flocks, which is where we get the phrase from.



WILD RABBITS

Hop into spring!

In the spring you’ll start to see plenty of baby rabbits (which are called ‘kits’ or ‘kittens’) darting around the fields – keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see plenty!

FUN FACT

A female rabbit is called a doe, while a male is called a buck.



WILD BIRDS

Have an eagle eye?

Keep your eyes open whilst of the farm and we’ll be surprised what birds you’ll see flying around. In late October we have loads of pheasants and grouse wondering around, you’ll hear owls after dark, and woodpeckers pecking away. Look up in the sky and you’ll see the Honey Buzzard and other birds of prey.

FUN FACT

We have many bird boxes and normally feed them on Sunday morning around 9am. If your children want to put seeds out, just ask or join in.

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