This Woman’s Gender Reveal Party for Her Rescued Chicken Is the Best

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I think we can all agree that gender reveal parties have gotten a little out of control, yes? Social media and Pinterest have turned finding out the gender of your baby into a major event. Balloons, hidden cakes, even colored gun powder: no one just says, “Hey, we’re having a girl!” anymore. But a recent gender reveal party has warmed our cold, black hearts. A woman in California had a gender reveal for her rescued chicken. And it was every bit as amazing as it sounds.

Darcy Smith rescued the malnourished bird and named it Funky Chicken.

Posted by Funky Chicken on Monday, July 31, 2017

Funky had a rough start in life. According to Darcy, the chick was found at the Sacramento SPCA in pretty bad shape. Malnourished and not cared for, the bird needed a home. So Darcy adopted Funky, and gave the chicken a new home on her ranch. She started a Facebook page to share their story.

Darcy says that fans started to wonder how to refer to Funky: as a he, or a she. That’s when the idea of the gender reveal was born.

In an interview with Inside Edition, Darcy said it can be difficult to sex a young chicken. “You don’t know until later [if] they’re going to cock-a-doodle-do or lay an egg”, according to Darcy.

Last week, we finally found out if Funky is a hen or a rooster. Drum roll please…he’s a boy! Funky Chicken is a little rooster. And the whole flock got in on the gender reveal fun.

The Gender Reveal Party in the chicken yard was a blast! All my friends enjoyed the cupcakes that my Ranch Family's daughter made for the celebration! Today was an amazing day! Thank you all for following me on this adventure called life!-❤️ Funky Chicken

Posted by Funky Chicken on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Darcy says she hopes sharing Funky’s story in this sweet way opens people’s eyes to animal rescue and adoption. She tells Inside Edition, “I hope by posting Funky and his videos and how sweet it is, that it will bring awareness to adoption and rescue of animals of all kinds. There are so many animals out there that need a home.”

Hen or Roo??? The day is finally here!!Watch to find out if Funky Chicken is a Hen or a Rooster! Please like and share!

Posted by Funky Chicken on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We are so happy for Darcy and Funky! He looks like he’s found the forever home of his dreams. While gender reveal parties can be annoying and weird, this one just put a smile on our faces. Best of luck, Funky!

With back-to-school happening this week for many families, Funky Chicken also celebrated his first day of school — at home.

I have seen a lot of 1st day of school pictures on Facebook, so I thought I would share mine. Today was my first day of…

Posted by Funky Chicken on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This chicken is the best, seriously.

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(Image: Facebook/Funky Chicken)