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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

The $1,000 Chicken Egg

The $1,000 Chicken Egg

Find out why this tiny Silkie egg is worth $1,000. We cover our cost of raising back yard chickens from mail delivery chicks, to the cost of our coop, fencing, feed, bedding, first aid, and more right up until our first egg. Is it worth it? You bet.

Our Backyard Chicken Breeds

Our Backyard Chicken Breeds

How to Catch a Chicken

How to Catch a Chicken