The Chicken Profiler- Silver Laced Wyandottes.

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…

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…

How to raise friendly chickens

Here at Gillis Gardens, we believe in happy, friendly animals. We believe that, with the right care any animal can become easy to handle and some even enjoy it. So here are my top 5 tips to creating an unbreakable bond with your flock. Seriously, start young- This is the big one. Just as soon…

Chicken Care 101- Spring Cleaning

Here at Gillis Gardens, we are big believers in preventative measures for maintaining good flock health. Part of that is a bi-annual coop cleaning. As I have mentioned before in my Winterize Your Chickens Blog, we use the deep litter method to help keep our girls home warm in the coldest of Northern Maine winter….