Welcome to Cranky's FARM!

Cranky's FARM is a registered charity dedicated to caring for unwanted, neglected or abused farm animals. Cranky's FARM has been operating since 2010 and we need your help to continue our work and to grow.
SPONSORSHIP IS THE BEST WAY YOU CAN HELP US CARE FOR THE CRANKY RESIDENTS. To sponsor just visit the resident's page and click the "Sponsor Me" button.



Roosters are wonderful beings.  They strut, they crow and they make fabulous companions.  Unfortunately, so many of them find themselves living in suburbia where, sadly, they are not welcomed by…

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Register To Become A Cranky Volunteer

The time has finally come where we need help to make sure all the Cranky residents are perfectly cared for! We have decided to offer volunteer positions  in the following…

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Book Your Visit to Cranky’s Farm

You can now book a visit to  Cranky’s FARM by hitting the Events tab at the top of the page or by clicking HERE Visits to Cranky’s FARM are informal tours…

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Help Jonny get back on his feet

HELP US RAISE $10,000 TO GET JONNY BACK ON HIS FEET!   On 30 June 2022 we were alerted to the Jonny’s predicament. We were told there was a pony…

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Meet Gloria

UPDATE ON GLORIA: It is now eight weeks since Gloria’s surgery and she has finally had all the metal removed from her body.  She is walking well on her two…

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Join the Cranky Club

If you’ve not already done so subscribe to the Cranky Club Newsletter using the subscription bar at the bottom of the page. What you can expect in the newsletter: The…

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Surprise Arrivals!!!

LUCKY Lucky was born on the 16th of February 2021.  His mum Trixie was showing for a few weeks so we knew he was on the way.  We decided to…

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The year that was 2021

A brief recap of the year that was was 2021 with all it’s ups and downs. Surprise babies: On January 11 we discovered a little bundle of cutness in the…

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Latest Rescues

December 2021 Gloria – see top of page. October 2021 We found Frank, Storm and Guy (who is a girl) living as ducklings in horrible conditions with no water and…

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TRIVIA NIGHT – Mt Gravatt Showgrounds – 1644 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt 4122 – 6pm to 10pm Cranky’s FARM has officially launched our first fundraising event for 2022.Tickets on sale…

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For a long while now it has been obvious to the founders and board members of Cranky’s FARM that their current property is not sustainable into the future. After much…

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2018-2019 RESCUES

25 October 2019 – Freckles and Bill Freckles arrived with his friend, Bill (below) on Friday 25 October 2019.  Together they spent 24 hours in our holding pen being sniffed…

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"He would change our lives forever"

Cranky arrived at our property with two other dairy steers in February 2010. They had spent the first three months of their lives as part of a mobile petting zoo. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise, just like we didn’t, the lives of the cute baby animals they pat and cuddle at petting zoos are typically short lived.



My name is Missy and I am a very friendly goat. I originally was saved by an elderly couple who hand-raised me but as I grew older and more boisterous they had to send me to live with another family. There I was loved and cared for and I really...
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My name is Peggy.  I was born in October 2020 and I am a Brahman heifer. Sadly, my life started on a feedlot where my mother was being fattened before being sold. I was taken and hand raised but had an accident at 6 weeks old and my leg was...
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Sweet Pea

My name is Sweet Pea and I'm a currently a tiny, little pig. I was bred and my destiny was to be advertised and sold as 'Spit Meat' at between 3-6 months old. As  it turns out though I was, instead, saved by Cranky's FARM! I was born on the...
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My name is Rayne. I am a Bradford, which is a cross between a Hereford and a Brahman. The people at Cranky's FARM weren't expecting me, but I surprised them by arriving late at night on the 11th of January 2021. Apparently my mum, Fiona, was pregnant with me when...
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My name is Lopez.  I'm 24 years old and came to live at Cranky's FARM in December 2020. In my previous life I competed in trots racing.  I was then retired and,due to my lovely, docile nature, I was purchased and used to teach several young people how to ride....
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My name is Spring (aka Spring-a-ling)! I was born at Cranky's FARM on 24 November 2020. Sadly, my mum Coco didn't really take to me and I was left to fend for myself. When I was born I was very tiny and underdeveloped.  I had very contracted tendons in my...
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Chloe and Push


We at Cranky's FARM want to help more animals. We can only do that with your support. 100% of all donations go towards the rescue and care of the animals at Cranky's FARM. Cranky's FARM is open to the public by appointment, please contact us if you wish to visit.