My favorite memes usually have either cute fluffy animals, or dorky silly animals. If you are anything like me, today is your lucky day! Or… week… because this week is National Farm Animals Awareness Week! A week for us to think about these cuties and do what we can to help them.
The way I am going to help is to give you a few fun animal facts and I have compiled my very biased and most favorite farm animal memes for our enjoyment.
- Goats are great companions for other farm animals, including horses, cows, and chickens.
- One mature ewe (female sheep) produces 7 to 10 pounds of newly shorn wool a year – enough to make a man’s suit.
- Goats were the first animal to be domesticated, according to many historians.
- The goat is among the cleanest of animals, and is a much more selective feeder than cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and even dogs. Goats do eat many different species of plants, but do not want to eat food that has been contaminated or that has been on the floor or the ground.
- The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex.
- Some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs. The Ameraucana and Araucana can lay eggs of green or blue.
- Chickens have over 200 distinct noises they can make for communicating.
- Pigs are considered the 4th most intelligent animal (after chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants).
- Cows can recognize their names (though they may not come when called!).
- Cows have a memory of about three years.
- Ducklings are born ready to leave the nest within hours of hatching – their eyes are open and they are able to find some of their own food.
- Pigs can run 11 miles per hour – that’s faster than a six minute mile!
- Cows can sense a storm coming and will lie down.
- Goats have rectangular pupils, allowing them to see well in the dark.
Some ways you can help are to share this article to other people to spread the word about this week, and the cuteness about these farm animals that need our help. Other ways you can help are you can volunteer at an animal shelter, read more about ways you can help farm animals, visit the Human Society website about farm animal help, and/or use #FarmAnimalsAwarenessWeek to follow discussions on social media!
And I’ll catch you next week, same Nerd-Time, same Nerd-Channel! If you have any farm animals or favorite farm animal memes or facts, be sure to share them in the comments.