Raising Meat Chickens: 2nd Year Lessons

5 things we did differently from before and even more goals for how we’d like to do it next year.

My Homestead: Should I Invest in Incubation?

A comprehensive Pro vs Con list of whether or not incubating eggs is right for our homestead.

Homestead Update – January & February 2019

A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.

2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?

Protecting your Chickens from Heat Stress

I’m an extremely inactive member of a lot of homesteading related forums & social media groups. I lurk, some might say, rarely posting anything more then comments offering bits of my limited wisdoms. One thing I see people posting a lot of is heat related ills and woes. Especially this last summer with record breakingContinue reading “Protecting your Chickens from Heat Stress”

Scrambled & Herbed Eggs for Molting Chickens

Chickens go thru a process every year called molting- this is when they lose all their old raggedy looking feathers and new ones grow back in. This is a natural, good process that happens in healthy adult birds, every year. Every chicken goes thru their own individual molting pattern. It is all very awkward looking.Continue reading “Scrambled & Herbed Eggs for Molting Chickens”