a yard or enclosure surrounded by or connected with farm buildings.

1740–50; farm + yard2 Unabridged
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farmyard (ˈfɑːmˌjɑːd)
a.  an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
 b.  (as modifier): farmyard animals

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Example sentences
The armory contains only some familiar farmyard implements.
The killings took place in the barn, the farmyard, and the house.
Working in a farmyard, pen or stall occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse
  maintained for breeding purposes.
In the past, there were many rural folks who would shoot any hawk on sight to
  protect their farmyard poultry.
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