The Gateway Livestock

How Long is a Chickens Lifespan?

By Amber Bradshaw | May 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

  Whether you are just considering getting chickens or you already raise them, you may be wondering “how long is a chicken’s lifespan anyways?” To be honest, there isn’t one age that fits all to this answer, but I’ll be able to give you a better idea so you can make plans for the long…

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What To Do With A Rooster? When you only wanted Hens

By Amber Bradshaw | Aug 11, 2020 | 14 Comments
What To Do With A Rooster? When You Only Wanted Hens

What to do with a Rooster? You were so excited to become a growing number of proud back yard chicken owners. You built a cute little coop, maybe even hung a curtain or two, told all of your friends you would soon be in supply of Fresh Eggs. Placed your order for Pullets (female baby…

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Top 10 Plants For Chicken Feed You Need To Grow

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supplementing chicken feed with plants is great for your chickens and your pocket too! The amazing thing is that you can actually grow some of these plants right in your backyard garden (or even plant them their own garden!). Take a look at some of these plants that you can grow to help supplement your…

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The BEST Natural Japanese Beetle Control- P.S. Your Chickens Will LOVE It

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 22, 2019 | 4 Comments

  Have Japanese Beetles ruined your lawn and garden? You may never be able to eradicate them but you can control them with this Natural Japanese Beetle Control method. P.S- your chickens will LOVE it!

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Egg Incubator- How To Hatch Eggs

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 6, 2019 | 2 Comments
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How To Hatch Eggs In A Egg Incubator Do you want to increase your flock but want to save the expense of ordering chicks? Then you need to get an egg incubator to hatch your own eggs. Incubating your own eggs is a way to inexpensively increase your flock. Knowing how to incubate eggs properly is…

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Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before Your Buy

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 30, 2019 | 4 Comments
Adding Backyard Chickens- what you need to know before you buy.

Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before You Buy They say that chickens are the gateway livestock, and it’s true. Ever heard of chicken math? If not, you will find out shortly. We all want food independence and freedom to raise our own food. Raising chickens is a great and affordable way to…

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Pecking Order In The Hen-house-What is Pecking Order?

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 18, 2019 | 2 Comments
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  Pecking Order In The Hen-house- What is Pecking Order Just like work at the office, kids on the playground, and the coop, there is always a pecking order. Where one animal, or person, is the top dog and everyone falls in line somewhere below that person. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been…

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10 Christmas Gifts For Chickens- Something For Every Budget

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Christmas Gifts Your Chickens Will Love! Gifts for Every Budget

  I know you love your feathered friends (I only have hens so I call them my girls) and don’t want to leave them out this time of the year. Especially after all the hard work they do for you by providing fresh eggs, meat, protection, companionship, bug control, and fresh fertilizer. So what is…

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DIY Blue Kote For Chicken Wounds

By Amber Bradshaw | Nov 7, 2017 | 10 Comments
DIY Blue Kote for Chicken Wounds

Sooner or later, if you have chickens, someone is going to be on the bottom of the pecking order and you will have a bald chicken on your hands. You can easily treat your chicken’s wounds with this DIY Blue Kote recipe.

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Bird Flu- Learn How to Protect Your Chickens

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chicken Flu- How to Protect Your Flock So They Won't Get Sick

The Bird Flu- How to Protect Your Chickens The bird flu is a nation-wide epidemic and spreading over 27 states and counting. Government agencies are seizing and culling back-yard chickens for ‘suspicion’ of the flu leaving the owners helpless (Read more here) and left without a flock. Ultimately, we all want to keep our chickens healthy…

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