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.

Every Spring, we welcome new life!  We work very closely with Baily's Dairy Farm of Chester County- our Dairy product supplier.  Many springs two calves visit with our family and remain in our care for a whole year.  After their short stay out front, they join our friends Maddie and Tulip in our Barnyard area.  At the end of the year, they return to their family in Chester County and begin their cushy lives as free range dairy cows.

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.


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.


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.

Nanna is tan and white, has no horns and is a sweet Toggenburg goat! She is the oldest of the goats.  She is very timid, but always takes great care of the new babies on the farm.

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 joined us in the spring of 2019.

Other Animals

Our other Barnyard friends include

  • Sheep (Dorset & Hampshire breeds) 
  • White Tailed Deer
  • Chickens, Birds & Turkeys