You will have many different types of food for Thanksgiving Dinner. The animals on our farm will have the same food they eat every day.
|This is cat food. |
You might know what cat food looks like if you have a cat.
Cats need to have the same food every day or they may get sick.
|This is wild bird food. |
We have bird feeders on our farm.
|These are called lay pellets.|
We feed them to the chickens and the turkeys. Lay pellets have protein, too!
Chickens need protein to stay warm and to make eggs.
Some people like to feed chickens 'mash.' It is made up of the same things that pellets are made of, but it looks like corn meal. It looks like the chick starter in the next photo, too.
We like pellets because it doesn't get wasted like the mash does. Chickens can make a mess. If their food is small it can get lost in the dirt when they peck it out of their feeder. Then it's wasted!
|Every few days we move Midnight's food because the chicken and the neighbor's kittens eat it.|
Today we put it on the top of the hay stack.
When we have a calf, we feed it with a bottle
Her bottle doesn't look very big when I'm letting her drink from it.
|This is Quin when he was 4 years old.|
He's holding a calf bottle.
When you see a little kid holding a calf bottle, you can see how big it is!
|Here's another photo of a calf bottle on the right.|
A calf bottle holds 1/2 gallon of milk.
That's the same amount of milk that's in the middle container.
The gallon container on the left is the same size container that
you probably find in your fridge.
That container holds a whole gallon.