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

Developing Moonbeam Chickens
January 12, 2020 · · Chickens 101

For a year and a half, Danielle has been working to develop a new breed of chickens, and she is almost there. These chickens have black skin and beaks with stark white feathers. She calls them Moonbeam chickens.

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Chickens Who Foster, Chickens Who Adopt
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

It is not uncommon to set a broody chicken with fertilized eggs from several different hens, but have you ever given a hen a turkey poult?

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What’s the Best Chicken Coop Light?
November 15, 2019 · · Coops

When we supplement light to our chickens in winter, does it matter what type of bulb we use? Between incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs, there are benefits and drawbacks to each, but do the chickens have a preference?

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A Chicken Feeding Guide to Balance Diet at All Ages
June 3, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Chickens need different feed at various times in their lives and also according to gender, but what do you do when you have a mixed flock? How important is it that your chickens get the correct proportions of nutrients in their feed?

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Balance Your Chicken’s Diet at All Ages
April 24, 2019 · · Flock Files

We know that laying hens need more calcium in their diet than chickens that are not laying eggs, but how much more? Chickens need different feed at various times in their lives and also according to gender, but what do you do when you have a mixed flock? How important is it that your chickens get the correct proportions of nutrients in their feed?

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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your …

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