Eggs and Egg Farms: Trustworthy Information Regarding the Successful Production of Eggs--the Construction Plans of Poultry Buildings and the Methods of Feeding that Make Egg Farming Most Profitable

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Reliable Poultry Journal Publishing Company, 1907 - Poultry - 96 pages
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Page 48 - ... have been made in the form, feather and egg production of hens since their domestication commenced, there is ample reason for assuming that a higher average egg production than the present can be secured by breeding only from those birds that are themselves great producers.
Page 44 - ... inch mesh. The door is ten and onehalf inches wide and ten inches high and does not fill the entire entrance, a space of two...
Page 45 - A piece of board six inches wide and just long enough to reach across the box inside is nailed flatwise in front of the partition and one inch below the top of the box, a space of one-fourth of an inch being left between the edge of the board and the partition. The purpose of this board is only to support the trip wire in place. The six-inch section of the trip wire is placed across the board and the long part of the wire slipped through the...
Page 47 - State in the last two years, and this fall many of them have ordered again, with the frequent comment that their pullets are laying earlier in the season and giving better eggs than they have ever done before. The numbers of the breeding stock now secured makes practicable the avoidance of inbreeding...
Page 48 - ... laid 200. It must be borne in mind that 1902 was the first year that we had pullets from the 200egg stock to collect eggs from. In the records only the eggs laid in the nests are accounted for. Had those found on the floor been reckoned in, the average per bird would have been slightly increased. Sufficient time has not yet elapsed since the beginning of these breeding tests to establish claims of increased productiveness, but the outlook is certainly very encouraging. The plans on which we are...
Page 45 - ... hens that were small workers. Many of the light layers gave evidence of much vitality, and in many instances there were no marked differences in form or action, by which we were able to account for the small amount of work performed by them.
Page 19 - These results are not due to the feeding value of the alfalfa alone, but also to its influence in aiding the hogs to better digest the Kafir corn. The alfalfa hay also gave a variety to the ration, making it more appetizing and inducing the hogs to eat more grain. The ten hogs having grain alone ate...
Page 47 - We have not to seek far for an explanation for the lower average yield than that of the last preceding year. The pullets were hatched in April and May, and thinking to have them mostly in readiness for laying early in November, we fed them rather more beef scrap than usual during the growing season, while they were out on the range, and before we were aware of their development they were laying, — in August. They were nearly all laying heavily during September, October and November. They were splendid...
Page 83 - No. 2 method, but were superior to those from No. 3. Method No. 5. — A lime solution, made as follows : Two pounds of fresh lime were slacked in a pail and a pint of salt was added thereto. After mixing, the contents of the pail were put into a tub containing four gallons of water. This was well stirred and left to settle. Then it was stirred...
Page 46 - ... special breeding used no females that have laid less than 200 eggs in the first laying year, and in the breeding for general stock since the first year, only females that have laid from 160 to 200 large brown eggs in their first laying year. At the commencement of the next breeding season (1900) hens Nos. 101 and 286 were mated with males that were unrelated to them, or to each other. The cockerels raised from the eggs of these two birds were the first males produced for use in this work. In...

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