About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

Rebecca grew up in a small town with a backyard full of animals. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology. Her background in health and nutrition gives her a unique perspective on animal husbandry as well as the ability to read those awful research papers to find the needed information. In addition to writing, Rebecca also works as a certified personal trainer.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Occur
May 31, 2019 · · Flock Files

Be aware of these diseases so that you can recognize them quickly. Most are also preventable, if you follow good practices when caring for baby chicks.

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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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