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

Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
November 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite …

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A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues
November 6, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When planning your chicken coop designs for anyone who lives in the frigid north, have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for backyard chickens? I’ve …

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
September 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the …

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
September 23, 2019 · · 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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Homesteaders of America
September 12, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Homesteaders of America may have a new deal for Backyard Poultry members!

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I …

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
August 23, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered …

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Our Favorite Egg Bake Recipe for Chickens
July 29, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites An egg bake recipe for chickens? Why not? I’m cooking eggs for my chickens. Why in the world would I cook eggs for chickens? Good question. Yes, …

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