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

Hatching Eggs for Sale! Getting Started with Incubation
February 12, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

The incubator method is an option when hatching eggs. Using hatching eggs for sale from a reputable, quality egg seller, is fun for the whole family.

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A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues — Chickens in a Minute Video
January 28, 2020 · · Coops

When planning your chicken coop designs for anyone who lives in the frigid north, have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for backyard chickens?

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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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

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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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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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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