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Carla Tilghman

Articles by Carla Tilghman

Legacy of the Cotton Patch Goose
February 2, 2023 · · Geese

A landrace breed developed in the Southern U.S.

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Breed Profile: Shamo Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, the Shamo Chicken is also known as a “gamefowl.”

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Breed Profile: Cubalaya Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, learn more about the Cubalaya chicken, a Cuban breed.

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Ask Our Experts
December 29, 2022 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites MITES IN THE CHICKEN COOPI have mites in my coop. An ancient Frenchman neighbor has recommended spraying with paraffin. Is this a good idea?Jeanne, Toulouse, France Hello …

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Ask the Expert: Oct/Nov 2022

Have poultry questions? Ask our experts!

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Shining A Light Into Your Eggs

How do you know what’s going on inside your incubating eggs? You “candle” your eggs by shining a bright light against the shell and getting a glimpse of the interior goings on.

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Ask the Expert August/September 2022

Our experts answer reader questions about poultry.

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Backyard Poultry August/September 2022

Backyard Poultry August/September 2022 — 17/4 is in homes July 14th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Hungarian Yellow Chickens, chickens in strollers, protecting your chickens in really bad weather, and delicious chicken meatballs. PLUS: Turkens, amazing naked-neck chickens!

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