One of the most important things on the farm (at least where the animals are concerned!) is breakfast time and here at Sandon there is lots of different kinds breakfast that our animals eat. Knowing the correct food each animal needs is one of the first things the children learn about, they learn who eats what, the amount of food each animal needs, how often they need it and most importantly why each animals needs different food and what foods can be dangerous to them.
A fun thing to do with the food is to make the animals work for it, just like they would do in the wild. Take the pigs for example, in the wild they would use their strong snouts and sense of smell to dig up roots, tubers and things buried under leaves. To recreate this, we hide food around the pig pen and use a food play ball which the pigs haver to roll around to release the pig nuts.
We also tie apple around the farm for the chickens to peck at, we hang them just high enough so they have to stretch a little to get them.