About the Author

Janet Garman

Janet Garman is a farmer, writer, instructor, and fiber artist living in central Maryland on the family's farm. She loves all subjects related to small farms and homesteading. Raising chickens, ducks, sheep, and fiber goats led her to write her most recent books, 50 Do it Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens, (Skyhorse Publishing 2018) and The Good Living Guide to Raising Sheep and Other Fiber Animals, (Skyhorse Publishing -February 2019)
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Articles by Janet Garman

Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
June 16, 2022 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, including for chicken fences.

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Olandsk Dwarf Chickens
June 15, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Originally found on the small island called Olands, off the coast of Sweden, this lightweight landrace breed displays a beautiful combination of red, black, gray, brown, and white multicolored feathers.

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
June 6, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

One of the frustrating moments in chicken keeping is wondering why do my chickens eat their eggs. As you reach into the nest box to collect eggs, you find a sticky, wet mess instead. If this has happened to you, one or more of your chickens may be an egg eater.

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
May 24, 2022 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to make a chicken swing for your flock? They have a large run, a substantial and well-built coop, and plenty to eat.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites The day I brought home the first two chicks, I went against all the advice I give to people thinking about getting backyard chickens. We had a …

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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
April 6, 2022 · · Poultry 101

We are going to add raising geese to our poultry qualifications this spring. We have had most of the other poultry here, including chickens, guinea hens, ducks, and turkeys.

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Egg Facts: 5 Reasons To Eat Eggs
March 31, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Eggs add the perfect punch of protein to our diets. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality …

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What Do You Feed Baby Ducks for Proper Growth?
March 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites If you’ve decided ducklings will find their way to your home from the feed store or the hatchery in the new year, then you are probably wondering …

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Hatching Eggs for Sale! Getting Started with Incubation
March 7, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

The incubator method is an option when hatching eggs. Using hatching eggs for sale from a reputable, quality egg seller, is fun for the whole family.

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Choosing the Best Chicken Coop Size for Your Flock
January 13, 2022 · · Coops

Thinking about the best chicken coop size for your flock? Did you know that a small flock in a large coop can also be the wrong choice?

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