About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho with a backyard full of chickens, goats, sometimes sheep, sometimes ducks, and other random animals in addition to the standard cats and dogs. I am now married with two little girls and love the homesteading life! My husband is very supportive (tolerant) of my continued experiments in making many items from scratch, and he even helps sometimes.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

Nutritional Deficiencies in Chickens
July 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies in poultry used to be more common, enough that we have a fairly good knowledge of the common deficiencies.

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Treats for Chickens: A Nutritional Analysis
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Here we look at the nutritional value of different kinds of treats and if there are times when a particular kind of treat may be preferred.

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Top 5 Chicken Diseases
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

By knowing what to watch out for, you can keep your flock healthy and safe. Do not discount these diseases, but rather be proactive against them with good biosecurity and cleanliness practices.

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Symptoms of Infectious Diseases in Chickens
July 21, 2020 · · Flock Files

While these charts contain many of the diseases that chickens may encounter, it is not an exhaustive list. Discrepancies in subcategories of a disease may exist. Some diseases are very difficult to diagnose without a veterinary post-mortem examination.

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Symptoms of Non-Infectious Diseases in Chickens
July 21, 2020 · · Flock Files

While these charts contain many of the diseases that chickens may encounter, it is not an exhaustive list. Discrepancies in subcategories
of a disease may exist. Some diseases are very difficult to diagnose without a veterinary post-mortem examination.

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Chicken Wound Care
July 13, 2020 · · Feed & Health

If you have chickens, sooner or later one will need you to care for a wound. Be prepared for chicken wound care with the supplies and knowledge of what to do.

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Will Chickens Make the Next Cancer Medicine?
June 24, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Recent research at the Roslin Institute concerns chicken eggs that contain human proteins that can help fight certain types of cancer as well as heal damaged tissues.

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
June 2, 2020 · · Feed & Health

You should be aware of these common chick illnesses. While these illnesses can be scary, most can be prevented by keeping your brooder and coop clean.

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Poultry Wound Care
April 22, 2020 · · Flock Files

Be prepared before your chicken gets injured by having both the supplies and knowledge for chicken wound care.

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The Farm at Prophetstown
February 25, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Nestled right in Prophetstown State Park, you will find a treasure worth visiting. The Farm is a 95-acre working farm that you can visit from April until November seven days a week.

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