Millie and Primrose
AN orphaned goat kid has been brought to Cannon Hall Farm to provide a companion for one of its most popular new arrivals.
Millie the goat was born at Cannon Hall Farm a month ago – but she struggled to feed and has had to be reared by hand.
Due to her tiny size, and the fact that she had a comprised immune system, she has had to live on her own in a special isolation unit, with the farmers bottle feeding her five times a day, and even taking her on walks on a lead.
But she’s grown more adventurous and was in need of a friend – and that’s where Primrose comes in.
Primrose was born at another farm but was orphaned shortly after birth – but she’s now come to live at Cannon Hall Farm where she’s moved in with Millie in her own private barn.
Farmer Robert Nicholson said: “Millie has really captured everyone’s heart – she’s the star of our live morning broadcasts and people have really warmed to her.
“We were so worried that they wouldn’t get on but they are absolutely firm friends – having a companion is so important for them and it’s wonderful that they can stay together until they are a bit bigger.”
The farm has even built the tiny kids their own mini playground to play on – and they are even having playdates with a baby alpaca.
Once they are old enough to be weaned, they will eventually join the rest of the goat herd that is on show at Cannon Hall Farm.
Cannon Hall Farm appears on the Channel 5 TV show every Tuesday night at 8pm.