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

DIY Poultry Feed
May 5, 2019 . · Feed & Health

How do you balance nutrition when mixing your own grains? Read on and find out how.

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets. The chickens love pecking off just what they need for a …

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Pumpkin Treats Chickens Will Love for Cool Weather
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Did you know that there are many pumpkin treats chickens will love to eat during the cooler weather? As summer turns to fall, it’s a great time to store up …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of summer. Heat waves, …

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How Do Chickens Mate?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

“How do chickens mate?” might be a question you have when you first keep a rooster. And it might seem a bit disturbing at first if you have not witnessed …

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What is the Purpose of a Dust Bath for Chickens?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Our feathered friends clean themselves in a special way using a chicken dust bath. For first-time chicken keepers, seeing chickens taking a dust bath for the first time can be an …

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 pets feel better …

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Chicken Feed: Does Brand Matter?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

It’s a common question when you’re figuring out what to feed chickens. What chicken feed brand should you choose for your feathered friends? Does it even matter? With so many …

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Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking order will be …

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Our Favorite Egg Bake Recipe for Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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, we’ve been raising …

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