Animals are an important part of Coggeshall Farm Museum! Currently, the farm features free-range dunghill fowl, large black pigs, and – of course – cats!
Pigs | Courtesy of our Friends at Gnarly Vines Farm
Most households kept chickens of no particular breed, collectively referred to as ‘Dunghill Fowl.’ They survived well by foraging, even in the winters. Though they didn’t produce a lot of meat, families rarely ate chicken, so their ability to produce eggs and survive was more important.
Visitors have loved seeing the cats of Coggeshall Farm Museum for years! Our cats are named Mac and Hobbes.