Celebrating 125 years and 5 Generations of family farming in Chester County, PA
On the farm
Check out our Rare and Heritage breeds of horses, sheep, ducks, and chickens.
We try our very best to let our animals live their lives as naturally as possible.
Our chickens and ducks free range though we keep them in a coop at night to protect them from predators. Sometimes even during the day we keep them in a large fenced area during times when predators are more active - usually this happens in the dead of winter when food sources are depleted and they come close to the barns looking for food. Similarly, our sheep are allowed to live naturally as we move them from pasture to pasture. They are hardy sheep who prefer to live out as much as possible, though we provide shelter from the weather should they want it (and they usually don't!)
The same goes for our horses. Instead of keeping them stalled for much of the day as has become quite normal for many horses, ours live out as much as possible. They have shelters to use when they want and their stalls are always ready for them to come inside should we need to bring them in.
Living naturally is completely worth it to have the happiest and healthiest animals possible. We are always learning and always adapting to make their lives better.
If you have any questions please get in touch using the contact form below!
American Saddebred Horses
We breed American Saddlebred horses for show and sport. Known as 'The Horse America Made,' the Saddlebred is friendly, intelligent, and versatile. They excel in many disciplines from breed shows to combined driving, endurance, and eventing - everyone who gets to know a Saddlebred is sure to fall in love.
Originating as early as 1372, Cheviots are a very old variety of sheep from the Cheviot Hills bordering England and Scotland. They are a hardy and adaptable dual purpose breed producing both wool and meat. We raise natural, grass-fed, happy sheep.
This breed of ducks originated in New York and is named for Lake Cayuga. They are hardy and resilient, happily gobbling up all manner of pests in the garden and pastures. They produce large, delicious eggs that range in color to black to grey to white!
Dominique chickens are closely woven into the story of America. Their ancestors first arrived with the Pilgrims and they moved west with the Pioneers centuries later. Healthy, active, friendly, and always foraging for goodies in our vegetable garden, these chickens provide very healthy and tasty eggs.
Please note that Willisbrook Farm is our family home and is not open to the public. If you would like to get in touch, please fill out the form. Thank you!