Game Fowls, Their Origin and History, with a Description of the Breeds, Strains, and Crosses: The American and English Modes of Feeding, Training, and Heeling; how to Breed and Cross, Together with a Description and Treatment of All Diseases Incident to Game Fowls

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The Author, 1869 - Cockfighting - 304 pages
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Page 232 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings ! and ye would not...
Page 253 - Is disposed to lay a vast number of eggs, but cannot do so without the materials for the shells, however nourishing in other respects her food may be ; indeed a fowl fed on food and water, free from carbonate of lime, and not finding any in the soil, or in the shape of mortar, which they often eat off the walls, would lay no eggs at all with the best will in the world.
Page 16 - And GOD said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Page 27 - Articles of agreement made the day of One thousand eight hundred and between First, the said parties have agreed, that each of them shall produce, show, and weigh, at the on the day of beginning at the hour of in...
Page 288 - There are times when fowls dung more loosely than at others, especially when they have been fed on green or soft food ; but this may occur without the presence of disease. But should this state deteriorate into a confirmed and continued laxity, immediate attention is required, to guard against fatal effects.
Page 292 - ... spoonful of castor-oil ; wash their heads with warm castile soap-suds, and let them remain until next morning fasting. Scald for them Indian meal, adding two and a half ounces of epsom salts for ten hens, or in proportion for a lesser or larger number ; give it warm, and repeat the dose in a day or two, if they do not recover.
Page 263 - Quiet on their eggs, regular in the hours of coming off and returning to their charge, and confident, from their fearless disposition, of repressing the incursions of any intruder, they rarely fail to bring off good broods. Hatching accomplished, their merits appear in a still more conspicuous light. Ever on their guard, not even the shadow of a bird overhead, or the approach of man or beast, but finds them ready to do battle for their offspring ; and instances have .been known where rats and other...
Page 27 - ... ounces, and as many of each party's cocks that come within one ounce of each other shall fight for a battle, that is, each cock ; in as equal divisions as the battles can be divided into six pits, or...
Page 23 - Boeotia, the Isle of Rhodes, Chalcis in Euboea, and the country of Media, were famous for their generous and magnanimous race of chickens.
Page 21 - Caesar's ; and that, when Themistocles the Athenian general was marching against the Persians, he halted his army to see a cock-fight, and made a speech to his soldiery, to the effect, that those animals fought not for the gods of their country, nor for the monuments of their ancestors, nor for glory, nor for freedom, nor for their children, but only for the sake of victory. On his return to Athens, he established cock-fights in that capital. But how this is to help you in Mexico I do not see, unless...

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