We have spent plenty of time on what vegetables the Pilgrims ate, but what about meat? In New England, supplies of fish and shellfish were plentiful. Without hunting restrictions, deer, wild fowl, rabbits and other small animals were available to anyone who wanted to hunt them. We know that the Pilgrims brought with them farm animals -- unknown to the natives -- including pigs, chickens, and goats; sheep and cows came a couple of years later. These animals provided meat, eggs and dairy products for the colonists.