Sooty the lamb

Sooty the lamb meeting visitors at Westfield Stratford City.

It’s a busy week for us on the farm with Easter holidays in full swing and lots of activities taking place at Mudchute Park & Farm. We’re also busy taking some of our animals to greet their public further afield at Westfield Stratford City for the shopping centre’s Easter Kids at the Farm event.

Petting Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Young visitors meet our rabbits and guinea pigs.

You can see some of your Mudchute favourites as they visit Westfield London’s Chestnut Plaza. Our animals at Westfield include baby lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, donkeys and more! We’ll be at Westfield from 11am – 3pm all this week until Saturday, April 6th. Come say hello!

Will you be visiting us at Westfield this week? Share your photos with us via twitter by tweeting @mudchute and @westfieldstrat using “#kidsatthefarm” for a chance to win you and your family a VIP farm tour of Mudchute! You can also post your photos to our facebook page (/MudchuteParkFarm).

We’ll be back at Westfield from 11 tomorrow and hope to see you there! In the mean time, find some of our photos from Day 1 at Mudchute on the next page!

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This week we’re shining the spotlight the unmistakable golden chickens of the farm, our Buff Orpingtons. The Buff Orpingtons currently live in the corner chicken pen, next to Clover, the Gloucestershire Old Spots sow and across from our goats. These birds have an impressive size and beautiful golden colour. As their name suggests, the breed originates from Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley. Find out more about the Orpington breed (and why our hens are wearing jackets) on the next page!
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To keep our chickens happy, healthy and entertained, we’ve been trying to encourage their natural foraging behaviour. One part of this programme has been the cabbages you may have spotted throughout our poultry pens. These dangling cabbages encourage the birds to explore and work for their greens. Watch our newest additions, a trio of lovely ‘partridge’ coloured Brahma chickens (the son and daughters of the Vauxhall brahmas) enjoying (and destroying) their hanging cabbage! More photos and video on the next page!

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