Feeding the animals
Meet our farm animals on holiday in Cornwall
A farm holiday in Cornwall your family will never forget…
Animal feeding and egg collecting with Farmer Dave has become a daily ritual at Bosinver. Come and join us and get to know all our animals – and share Farmer Dave’s jokes!
He’s so popular that we’ve started a Farmer Dave fan club! Sign up to get your very own fan club goodie bag and find out about our kids’ competitions to win some great prizes.
Our ducks and chickens
We have numerous breeds of ducks and chickens on the farm – from the comical upright waddlers known as Indian Runners, to little Silkie hens and our very chatty call ducks – they’re always keen to be fed by hand or even just admired from a distance. Collecting one of their eggs often results in the biggest smiles and most memorable photos from your holiday…
Vanilla, Snowdrop, Freckle, Sooty, Sweep, Badger and Big Ears will never have to worry about mint sauce. They’ve spent their entire lives here munching grass, lying in the sun and looking decorative. They also eat from your hand!
We have several Pygmy goats on our farm – many of our regular guests grew up knowing our old white goats Chalky and Spike, much-loved mischievious chaps who enjoyed performing for an audience. We now have their successors – cheeky chappy Billy the brown goat and a chatty mother and daughter pair Mary and Chance.
Pigs and calves
This summer, instead of our usual lambs Farmer Dave was loaned a pair of calves and a duo of piglets (now named Truffles and Snuffles thanks to our guests!). It was lovely to have these additional animals around the farm, especially as Farmer Dave used to be a dairy farmer and Nanny Pat used to keep pigs.
For Covid safety social distancing reasons we are now offering animal feeding in a more structured way, with families taking sessions in turns so as not to bring too many people together in one space. We are happy to say this is working well and proving popular with our guests.
The animals are also available for you to visit at any time in their sheds and out in the fields.