Meet the Animals
Violet was the first animal to arrive on the farm. She is a donkey and came from a race-horse breeding farm. She lived with the horses and was a companion to the broodmares. Unfortunately, when the mares had their babies, they no longer wanted Violet around as they were forming their own family. Donkeys are very social creatures and her caretaker wanted Violet to live in an environment where she no longer had to be alone.
Violet has formed a great friendship with Pia and O’Brien and you will find them running and bucking around the pasture together. Their nickname is “The 3 Amigos” because they are seldom apart and are always getting into mischief!
Yippity and Dixie
Yippity and Dixie, our alpacas, are mother and daughter. They had lived on an alpaca farm and when one of their human caretakers passed away, the family was no longer able to take care of them. Two friends of Reed's Organic Farm generously rescued and donated them to us.
Alpacas are incredibly social animals, and they needed a new herd to call their own. If you listen
closely, you can hear them humming to communicate with each other. Now they spend their
days in the sun with their best friends Violet, Pia and O’Brien.
Tennessee Walking Horse
Doc came to Reeds Farm after we received a call that he could no longer be cared for and needed a forever home. He has numerous medical issues and is making an incredible recovery with those that can be cured while we continue to manage those of a chronic nature. This late 20 something-year-old guy has been living happily here ever since coming to our Farm and we hope to have a new friend for him to roam about with soon!
Clementine and Rosebud
Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs
Rosebud and Clementine are potbelly pig sisters who came from a racehorse farm. Their caretaker wanted them to be placed into a sanctuary where they could roam, live their best life and teach others about the beauty of pigs! They are very smart and communicate by snorting, grunting and squealing, especially when it is time to eat!
They love to forage for their own food and are great at playing hide and seek when it is lunch
Pia and O'Brien
Our mini horses, Pia and O’Brien, were donated to us by a previous caretaker who went away to
school and could no longer give them the amount of time that she knew that they needed. This pair are half brother and sister and are very bonded and hate to spend even one minute away from each other. They are a good team as Pia is full of sass and O’Brien goes along with anything! They are friendly and gentle and love a good rub in the morning.
The Hen Crew
The chickens who we refer to as our “Old Girls” are Rhode Island Reds and were our first chickens that we raised on Reeds Farm. They are a beautiful rusted red color. The Easter Eggers are a beautiful assortment of heritage breeds. All of the hens we have are popular for backyard coops, but prone to being abandoned when they stop laying their multi-colored
eggs. However, our chickens will be with us throughout their natural egg-laying and non-egg-laying lives! They play an important role on our working farm as their daily physical functions provide a tremendous source of nitrogen to the soil and they are champions of turning the soil just by scratching and pecking it!
Did you know that chickens can recognize around 100 faces? Each of our hens have a distinct personality, but they all enjoy taking dust baths and exploring their playground.
The Rooster Crew
The Roosters are typically the first ones up and the last ones to bed. Usually found strutting
their stuff around the chicken yard, they scan the area for danger, look for tasty bugs, and hang
out with all their hen-friends. Roosters are banned in most cities because of the noise, but our
crew is free to crow! We have a couple of our “bachelor” Roosters who have moved in together and live harmoniously away from the hens. Make sure that you check them all out!
Fluff and Sparrow
Big Fluff is a Polish bantam chicken that was dropped off by her caretaker as the rest of her fellow hens were no longer alive. Our existing chicken did not warmly welcome Big Fluff into their flock, so she lived alone on our farm receiving much attention and care from our human family.
Sparrow is an Easter Egger chicken that we found injured one day amongst the existing flock. We placed her into Big Fluff’s enclosure for a short period of time to get better. Big Fluff and Sparrow became fast friends and they have lived together ever since! You will see Big Fluff scurrying around and making a noisy fuss as she keeps their forever home clean. Sparrow and Big Fluff are a reminder that friends come in all shapes and sizes!
The Onlyest One, also known as Only, is a registered Standardbred Horse. Standardbreds are not raced under saddle but race in a harness, pulling their driver, at a trot or pace and do not break into a gallop. They are known to have very good dispositions. Only has his own racing history but was retired in March due to a fracture above his ankle. He is now spending his days grazing in the pasture with Doc, and when he is feeling frisky, will chase the guinea hens or play tag with the Animal Care team!
The Duck Crew
Pekin and Mallard Ducks
We have several duck breeds, many which are of the Pekin breed, with a variety of personal histories. Some of our mallard ducks flew into our sanctuary on their own. One of our Pekin ducks flew up on a patron’s lap at a park, obviously lost and looking for help and shelter. He was brought to the farm – his name is Tomko!
Did you know the most famous Pekin Duck is Donald Duck?
Our ducks love spending time floating in the pond, sleeping next to the marsh grass and running around trying to “quack us up” with their antics.
The Guinea Fowl Crew
The guinea fowl came to the farm as chicks. They are very important members of the farm
family as they scurry about eating ticks and fleas that may otherwise find a home on our animal
residents. Guinea fowl can fly but they would rather run away from a nearby predator or threat!
You will often see them running through the fields and front garden area. Lookout, guinea hens coming through!
Callie is our Great Pyrenees Farm Dog and protector. Callie came to the farm after her original
caretaker passed away. Callie is a fun-loving, hard-working, nurturing member of our farm family.
She is learning how to protect the other animals by alerting us with barks when strangers that
are animals or other intruders that come close to her family. She does have a goofy side, too, and loves to toss and catch her own ball and roll in the mud.
Mitra is an Anatolian Shepherd. His job is to protect our animal crew from the predators we share our environment with. Anatolian Shepherds are a Turkish dog breed that is also known as a Kangal.
The Dove Crew
In the Winter of 2020, two white doves appeared at our Animal Sanctuary and took shelter in our duck house. A few days later, the doves flew off and returned with an additional dove. This process continued over several months, the flock flying off and returning with new members at dusk. Then in the spring, the doves reproduced! We now have approximately 12 white doves that grace our presence. These doves represent many things we believe in at Reeds Organic Farm and Animal Sanctuary, peace, love and hope. The tranquility we all experience at the farm is heightened when we see these beautiful birds grace our skies!