Barnyard Animals

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


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.


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.


Madison Avenue- "Maddie"

When visiting with Maddie watch and enjoy her playful personality. Maddie is very good-natured and loves visits from friends. She 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 often can be found hanging out with her goat friends!

No worries, MADDIE, sometimes wears a mask to protect her eyes and ears from the pesky biting flies.  She can easily see through the mask.  The mask provides her comfort and protection from the biting flies.

Please remember that horses have sensitive stomachs and we ask that you do not feed them.


Fiddle and Fern these two joined us in the spring of 2023. Both Nubian goats, they are the best goat friends you have ever seen! They share a space together and love to romp around!

Who and Dini, were born on February 4th, 2024. They are a Pygmy/ Nigerian Dwarf cross. Named after the famous magician, these mischievous goats live up to their magical names, as they proved on their very first day at the farm by pulling off an incredible disappearing act, escaping their pen with astonishing agility. Who and Dini's playful and adventurous spirits make them the talk of the orchard, charming visitors with their antics and adding an extra touch of enchantment to the picturesque landscape of Linvilla Orchards.

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

Val is our rambunctious, sassy girl who 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.


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 bestie Luna on their adventures and can usually be spotted with them.

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 friend Tangelo. She absolutely loves meeting new people and will sometimes let out a low bleat to get your attention!

Honey & Clover (Hampshire sheep) are the youngest of the herd.  They joined us in 2022.

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.