This week’s Cream of the Crop features a chicken book from our friends over at Timber Creek Farm.
Getting started with chickens? This book is for you!
Chickens from Scratch is completely essential to anyone thinking of bringing home some peeping baby chicks this season. From setting up a brooder to managing a laying flock, Janet covers everything you’d need to know to get started with backyard chickens.
This book is thorough without being overwhelming to the newbie chicken keeper. It’s a great companion to have by your side from day one. Janet Garman demystifies chicken keeping in this fun and easy to read book. I couldn’t put it down and finished the whole book in one day! If you’re new to chickens, make this the very first book you pick up, you won’t regret it!
Janet Garman raises chickens and many other farm animals on their family homestead in Maryland. She and her husband have raised their family and grown their farm while running a family business, being a farm store owner, and teaching chicken-care classes in the community. Janet holds a degree in animal science, concentrating on farm animal management after having spent time working as a paralegal and a retail store owner. Now retired from the retail life, Janet is using her time to improve her website and blog, spend more time with the animals and farm, can produce, and learn to be more self-sufficient. Her most important dream is to encourage others to take small steps to be more self-sufficient where ever they live.
I know Janet personally, and let me tell you, this gal knows her chickens! She posts frequently about her flock and gives great chicken tutorials that we frequently share on this site.
Check out Chickens from Scratch, it’s a great addition to your homestead library!