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
February 25, 2021 · · Feed & Health

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

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6 Easy Chick Brooder Ideas
February 24, 2021 · · Coops

Need some quick and easy chick brooder ideas? When you first bring your new baby chicks or ducklings home or hatch out some eggs, you will need a place that the babies can call home.

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How Do Chickens Mate?
February 18, 2021 · · 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 a rooster pursuing an available hen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds
July 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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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