I live on a former dairy farm with my multiple dogs, chickens, ducks and cats. We farmed for about 18 years, then quit before the economy got bad. We had about 300 cows. Which is not that many at all. If we would have kept going, we would have had to double our herdsize, get another manure pit, and build another barn to house them all. That expense would have lead to us loosing our farm.
But now we have a property that is very much ours, and is now a hobby farm. We have mainly small animals, like chickens and ducks, then we have our two horses. And we have 10 dogs, Angel, Buddy, Dakota, Jasmine, Maxwell, Jelly, Jasper, Sadie, Bella, and Riah. Plus one cockapoo named Chopper who is only temporary untill we can find him a new home.
We have lots of space for the animals. The horses have a few pastures, along with a three-sided barn in the front yard. Then our chickens, ducks, and cats have the barn where we formerly milked cows and housed a few sick ones from time to time. It's fixed up so they are all separated. Pretty nice for all of them.
I really would hope to someday make this farm into a horse farm, but I'm not sure whether I should go here, or build my own place somewhere I would much rather prefer. And the factor of money in my future also battles with both decisions. But either way, this farm will be something pretty great one day. At least that's what I'm hoping.