A comprehensive Pro vs Con list of whether or not incubating eggs is right for our homestead.
An introduction to the chicks we added to our flock March 2019.
A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.
Celebrities who spend their free time out on the farm.
The ten breeds of laying hens we are investing in this year.
The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?
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 breaking…
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….
This is part one in a rather long series- one I’ve been cooking up in my head for a few months. It’s well known by us chicken owners that all chickens have different personalities. They all have differing levels of intelligence, aggressiveness, hardiness, and sass. So in celebration of that, I decided to write up…