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

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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Pumpkin Treats Chickens Will Love for Cool Weather

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites “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 …

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What is the Purpose of a Dust Bath for Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at …

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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Do You Feed Baby Ducks for Proper Growth?
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, 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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