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

How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

One of the frustrating moments in chicken keeping is wondering why do my chickens eat their eggs. After all, we keep chickens so that we can enjoy fresh eggs for …

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Easy DIY Nest Box Ideas
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

There are pre-made chicken nesting boxes available for purchase through poultry supply retailers. You can also get creative and come up with some nice chicken nesting boxes from materials you …

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
February 20, 2019 · · 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.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the weather turns bad. …

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, …

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6 Easy Chick Brooder Ideas
February 20, 2019 · · 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 …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

The day I brought home the first two chicks, I went against all the advice I give to people thinking about getting backyard chickens. We had a farm but had …

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A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues
February 20, 2019 · · 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? I’ve heard other people …

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