Our Little Funny Farm

By Lroach711 · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Feb 6, 2012 · ·
  1. Lroach711
    The Making of a Funny Farm

    I can remember dreaming of having a farm when I was little. I loved any animal and wanted them all! Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to fulfill that dream...until now! After getting married my husband and I started filling up our 3.5 acres with animals. (One day I hope to have much more land for more animals but that will come with time!) Our mini-farm started with a horse and 2 miniature donkeys and then came the CHICKENS! I decided I just wanted "a few laying hens" so I could have fresh eggs. Then I found Backyard Chickens website and the obsession began! I bought some eggs to hatch in an old incubator borrowed from my in-laws. After that first hatch I was officially addicted! I only had one egg hatch but I was convinced to improve upon that. I quickly ended up with several more "fuzzy butts." We have also added a pair of call ducks. I now love all things poultry and the only problem I have is deciding what breed to add next!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] A few of my first hens! My one and only chick from my first attempt at incubation I LOVE my OEGB BB Red pair I got in Spring 2011

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Foghorn our Blue Orpington Rooster Penny my sweet Blue Copper Marans The first chick I hatched as a pullet

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I love our white call ducks from Foley's Waterfowl! Gotta love chicken butts! haha

    Share This Article


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. speckledhen
    Your Blue Orpington makes me miss my sweet old Suede so much more. Nice photos, Lauren.
  2. joan1708
    beautiful birds! Would love to see pics of the miniature donkeys!
  3. chickimoma
    It's the happiness of fulfilling your heart's desire that comes through to all of us and fills us up with happiness too. Thanks for sharing your joy.
  4. johnskoi
    while the birds are beautiful, i''m smiling at the time that went into 'making up' that horse and making her look like she enjoys it! :)
  5. judyki2004
    Blessings For Your Little Funny Farm! What a beautiful bunch of animals!
  6. Joycats
    Congratulations! Beautiful pictures!
  7. ChickyChickyBaby
    Congrats on POW!
  8. GhostRider65
    very nice and right up my ally my life sorta took the same path as yours...... I also adore my chickens.....I want a Blue Marans tooo beautiful bird, also love the Orp.
  9. Lothiriel
    Congrats on the POW! Your birds are all beautiful. Penny is simply stunning... I'm going to need Blue Marans now...
  10. iluvsedward
    wow they look really healthy!!
  11. Lroach711
    Yay! I'm so excited I got chosen for POW! Thanks!
  12. lillylsj
    get seramas!!! or silkes!!!
  13. itsmechrissy
    Woo Hoo.... congrats on POW, but more importantly congrats on living your dream! Great pictures!
  14. Nifty-Chicken
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  15. Lroach711
    Black Breasted Red :)
  16. parkerpeeps7
    I'm supposed to get some Spangled bantams in the next month and am super excited! :) What does the BB stand for?
  17. Lroach711
    Thanks! I lovee my little OEGB! They have such big personalities!
  18. parkerpeeps7
    Happy for you that you are getting to live your dream! Your OEGB is absolutely beautiful!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: