Barnyard Animals

A trip to Linvilla Orchards is not complete without a visit with our Barnyard Friends!

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Admission
No Charge

What to Know

Our Barnyard family features white tailed deer, friendly goats, gentle horses, and whimsical sheep - each with their own unique lovable personalities. Our friends are out every day and they would love your company!

Questions or concerns about our animals?  Please see our FAQ page.

Birds

Our large display of birds and our duck pond are full of unique kinds, colors and personalities.  Rounding out our bird collection includes chickens, geese, pheasants, quail, doves, ducks, turkeys, peacocks and guineas.

Horses

When visiting with the horses watch and enjoy their playful personalities. Please remember that horses have sensitive stomachs and we ask that you do not feed them.

Madison Avenue- "Maddie"

  • Maddie is very good-natured and loves visits from friends
  • Maddie is a bay, which means she is dark brown with a black mane and tail
  • Maddie loves to be around all kinds of farm animals.  She used to hang out with the sheep until we got her buddy "Little Joe"

Little Joe

  • Little Joe is our black and white miniature paint horse
  • Joe is super spunky and loves to roll around in the mud as soon as he is groomed.

Goats

When visiting with our goats, enjoy their playful personalities.

Tulip is our sassy little Toggenburg goat! She is tan and white with a small tulip shaped mark on her forehead and horns.  Tulip was bottle fed because she was small when she was born and needed a little extra help. She is very friendly and good with all the other animals.

Ruby is our quietest Toggenburg goat.  She is dark tan and white with horns.  She is Nanna's sister.

Bo  is a Pygmy/ Dwarf crossbreed. He is white, silver & black and a hint of brown in his legs.  Bo has horns, and he loves to headbutt his brother Arrow.

Val is our rambunctious, sassy girl joined us in the spring of 2019. She is a brown and white Nubian goat with a curious and loveable personality. Being raised here at Linvilla, Val is very social and loves meeting new people.

Hailey and Emma these two lovebugs joined us in the spring of 2021. Both Nubian goats, Hailey is black and white with a sweet, curious, and outgoing personality. This little chatter box will let you know she’s near with her distinct “MAA!” Emma is brown and white with the most adorable, quiet, shy, yet very affectionate demeanor. They both love making new friends and enjoy getting pet right on the top of their heads!

Sheep

Remi: ( Dorset sheep) The eldest sheep in the herd. He is apprehensive about meeting new people and coming over to say hi. Being the introvert of the group, he usually waits for everyone else to get a treat before he does.

Cameo: (Hampshire sheep) Another herd introvert, Cameo can be easily spotted by his darker wool with his hair in his eyes. He will warm up to new friends after some time and always enjoys a treat or two!

Tangelo: (Dorset Sheep) Cameo’s brother, Tangelo is a curious and friendly young man. He likes to follow his besties Cosmo and Luna on their adventures and can usually be spotted with them.

Cosmo: (Hampshire sheep) one of the Two youngest of the herd, Cosmo is a big teddy bear that runs at the opportunity to meet new people and grab a treat! He is extremely friendly and affectionate, and you can usually find him with his sister, Luna, and Tangelo.

Luna: (Hampshire sheep) the second of the two youngest of the herd, Luna is a beautiful young lady with a sweet, caring, and curious personality. She loves to spend time with her brother, Cosmo, and their friend Tangelo. She absolutely loves meeting new people and will sometimes let out a low bleat to get your attention!

White Tailed Deer

We have had a herd of white tailed deer since the mid 1960's. We are members of the Pennsylvania Deer Farmers Association. We are strictly monitored by PA Department of Agriculture and the USDA. Often in the spring and fall the deer change their coats to prepare them for the next season. This transition is not pretty, but is necessary for the well-being of the animals. The deer tend to be shy, but often a handful of corn can entice them to come visit you.  Almost every spring we welcome new fawns born on the farm.  The fawns natural instincts are to hide, so it can be a challenge to see them when they are newborns. After the first few weeks visitors can see them following their moms.