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)
Read More

Articles by Janet Garman

Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
November 3, 2020 · · Feed & Health

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 in the first place.

Read More
Choosing the Best Chicken Coop Size for Your Flock
October 23, 2020 · · 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?

Read More
How to Influence the Law on Keeping Chickens in Residential Areas
October 23, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Are you interested in learning more about how to legally keep chickens in your residential area? Where does a wannabe chicken keeper begin? The road may seem daunting at first.

Read More
Pumpkin Seeds for Chickens — Do the Seeds Stop Worms?
October 10, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Pumpkin seeds for chickens can serve a purpose as part of a nutritious chicken diet. You might be surprised to read that pumpkins seeds do not contribute what you have been told!

Read More
Pumpkin Treats Chickens Will Love for Cool Weather
October 6, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

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 a few extra pumpkins.

Read More
How to Handle a Chicken Foot Injury
October 2, 2020 · · Feed & Health

A chicken foot injury prevents or slows down a chicken’s ability to tend to chicken business. Most problems detected in the beginning stages are treatable.

Read More
What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
July 28, 2020 · · 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.

Read More
Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
May 15, 2020 · · Coops

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 try to think creatively in order to reduce the waste.

Read More
How to Make a Chicken Swing
May 13, 2020 · · 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.

Read More
Olandsk Dwarf Chickens
April 29, 2020 · · 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.

Read More