The Great Chick Transition

So, the time has come-

We have put the newest members of our flock outside, full time.

In order to facilitate this in the least stressful manner, we have built them their own separate mini coop and divided the fence so the big girls can get used to them.

MrGillis built this coop for under one hundred dollars. My only complaint is, no window… I thought it would be fine, but I now know I was wrong. Simply because I like to look in on them.

They had a great first day out, even tho last evening I had to shove them inside… I haven’t had to do that since our first batch of girls. Usually they just go in with the big girls, but where our flock has had such a stressful year we wanted to take our time integrating the two batches. We think about two weeks like this and they’ll be a happy family.

Especially since we are prettysure/almostpositive that Buttercup, our buff polish, is a Rooster.

We haven’t had a rooster since our first 8 chickens and he didn’t last past thanksgiving of that first year. He was a beautiful silver laced wyandotte named Rooster. But he was a mean guy so he had to go. That’s a story for some other time tho.

Otherwise, thanks to MrGillis we will have a veggie garden this year. He has been tirelessly working mornings and evenings to get in our beans, peas, squash, etc.

So that is about all I have for today. Until next time, have a wicked good day!


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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