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

Egg Facts: 5 Reasons To Eat Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Eggs add the perfect punch of protein to our diets. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality …

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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. As you reach into the nest box to collect eggs, you find a sticky, wet mess instead. If this has happened to you, one or more of your chickens may be an egg eater.

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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