We are located in the heart of Essex county, right outside the town of Cottam. Our address is 257 Road 10, Cottam. Please note, tours MUST be booked in advance, this is not a public farm. Come see a variety of animals, including baby emus, bunnies, goats, mini pigs, peacocks, ducks, geese, chickens, quail & partridge! Treats will be provided for you to feed the animals. Please keep in mind the big barn is off limits due to bio-security but we have outdoor setups of all our birds available for you to see, and the bunny barn is available to visit! We will have some chickens and ducks free ranging, so please do not chase them. We have only gentle roosters on site, so you do not need to be afraid of being attacked or chased by anything. Just be aware, our birds will follow you around if they realize you have treats! You can also visit our on-site store and go home with some fresh quail, chicken or duck eggs! We will have a couple educational setups about farm life, different eggs and chicks from the breeds we raise, and hedgehog encounters may be booked as well. We will have some treats available for you to give the animals at no charge! If you would like to bring anything additional, they love lettuce, apples, & cucumbers! Ducks especially love peas!
Your booked time is 1 hour, please try and keep within this time frame so we can accommodate as many people as possible! When you arrive, we will give you a guided tour, then you will be free to browse around for the remaining time. We will have a portable washroom available, as well as a couple sitting areas and picnic table for you to use. Hand sanitizer will be provided, please be sure to use it after interacting with our animals.
Covid Protocols: As this is an entirely outdoor event, no masks are required. Our farm volunteers will follow social distancing protocols. For more information, please visit Section 32 https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200263 If you have had a fever in the last 24 hours or are experiencing Covid-related symptoms we would ask that you stay home. Hand sanitizer will be provided in various areas around the farm.
BARNYARD RULES 1. Sanitize your hands after petting the animals. 2. Please watch your children at all times. 3. Please watch your fingers as animals can and will bite (they cannot tell the difference between fingers and food!) 4. Teasing, chasing and/or abuse of the animals will not be tolerated. If you do not respect our animals, we will ask you to leave. 5. Please do not walk on the field around our property as it does not belong to us. 6. Please bear with us as there are still some attractions under construction. 7. If you have any questions just ask one of our friendly staff. 8. NO SMOKING and NO DOGS ALLOWED 9. We do have a livestock guardian dog on duty, he will be contained during tours as he his very wary of strangers on the property.
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Come visit our photo barn! Please note we do have bunnies in one corner that you are welcome to pet during your rental time with us. If you are looking for a unique rustic place for photoshoots, we have many vintage props such as chairs, couches, clawfoot bathtub, as well as an antique tractor that are available for rental as well! Please note we will have animals free ranging, such as chickens, ducks and geese and you are welcome to tour around the farm and visit our other animals while you're here!
If you wish to rent a bouncy castle or something along those lines, we do have space behind our big barn for additional items.