Our Barn


The Barn is an integral part of the core curriculum at Cocoons. In a world when fewer and fewer children have animals at home, caring for the barn animals is a priceless experience that few children would otherwise ever have. The barn provides the perfect venue for teaching responsibility, compassion, tolerance, and patience. Brushing and touching the animals provides sensory input that is vital for children with special needs including children on the autism spectrum.

The Cocoons barn is the home of all adopted animals. Our goat Teddy’s playful personality and endless curiosity bring hours of enjoyment and sparks endless conversation. Our bunnies, Smokey The Bear and Captain America think that they are cats. They love to be loved and get plenty of it!

Our chickens free-range all day long. They provide us with yummy eggs for cooking.

Our mini special needs horse Puddle is the star of the barn. He loves to be brushed, combed, hugged, and walked by one and all.