If you are coming to our farm to pick up a pet that you have purchased or if you are coming just to see the animals before you purchase... PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG with you. Our deer have never seen a dog before (since we do not own one) and even a very small, well behaved dog can scare a deer into a fence if they do not know what it is. So, PLEASE keep this in mind anytime you are going to someone else's farm. (even animals that are used to the dog that lives with them, may not be comfortable with your dog there). Animals are fragile and even a dog from outside a fence can cause a very bad accident.
Legend - 2 broken legs - July 2011
Legend passed away on August 10, 2011 due to complications from his broken legs.. he developed a massive infection in his hind leg that was un-treatable and amputation of this leg was not a viable option since his front leg was also broken and not healing well. Legend was loved by us all and he will be greatly missed.
Legend is not the first deer we have lost due to dogs coming onto our farm and chasing our deer. One thing many people do not understand is that the dogs don't have to get INTO the fence to kill the deer..... all the dog has to do is get "in sight" of the deer. Dogs are a natural predator and deer recognize them as such. (Especially when they have never been exposed to one before.) The deer get scared and run into the fence.... depending on where they hit it or how hard... they may break a leg or their neck, and it only takes a second. For this reason, PLEASE DO NOT BRING A DOG OF ANY SIZE to our farm.