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

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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DIY Poultry Feed
July 27, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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

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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds

Add to Favorites Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right …

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Chickens as Pets in the House

Add to Favorites You live in the city but you are a farmer at heart. You may wonder, “Are chickens allowed in my city?” In many towns and neighborhoods the answer …

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Do Raccoons Eat Chickens?
June 30, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Many backyard flock owners have lots of questions about chicken predators. Do raccoons eat chickens? Do skunks kill chickens? What about foxes, hawks, bears, bobcats, and the neighborhood dog? …

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How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
June 28, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Is keeping chickens one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does …

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What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
May 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Chicken Feed: Does Brand Matter?
May 24, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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? …

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