Principles and Practice of Poultry Culture

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Ginn, 1912 - Animal industry - 611 pages
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Page ii - AND BREEDS OF FARM ANIMALS By Charles S. Plumb, Ohio State University PRINCIPLES OF BREEDING By Eugene Davenport, University of Illinois FUNGOUS DISEASES OF PLANTS By Benjamin Minge Duggar, Cornell University SOIL...
Page 108 - POULTRY- YARD. A Practical View of the Best Method of Selecting, Rearing, and Breeding the various species of Domestic Fowl.
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Page 80 - Their prophecies never come to pass ; and of their secrets, what is true is not new, and what is new is not true.
Page 558 - ... ear lobes are permanently damaged. Artificial methods of conditioning poultry for exhibition are of two distinct classes — legitimate and illegitimate. Legitimate conditioning includes such things as the exhibitors must do in order to have the birds in the best natural condition when shown. It is proper for a poultry keeper to remove dead or broken feathers so that new ones may grow before the bird is shown, to feed to promote growth or increase weight, and to wash a bird to remove dirt. Illegitimate...
Page 488 - It is largely a question of condition. The older a bird grows, the more difficult it is to keep it in good breeding condition. Few fowls and ducks are as good breeders the third year as the second, fewer still are good after the third year; yet occasionally four- and five-year-old birds of both sexes will breed as well and the hens lay aS well as young stock, and there are authentic instances of fowls breeding well at seven and eight years of age.
Page 225 - This is given in the plates or troughs, and the dishes are removed after ten minutes' use. At 12.30 the hard grains are fed again, and at 4.30 or 5 the dry-meal mixture is given to them for half an hour or left until their bedtime. The meal being dry, the chicks can not eat...
Page 224 - ... floor, on the short cut clover or chaff. About the third day the chicks are fed a mixture of hard, finebroken grains, as soon as they can see to eat in the morning. The mixture now used has the following composition : Parts by weight. Cracked wheat 15 Pinhead oats (granulated oat meal) 10 Fine screened cracked corn 15 Fine cracked peas 3 Broken rice 2 Chick grit 5 Fine charcoal (chick size) 2 It is fed on the litter, care being taken to limit the quantity, so they shall be hungry at 9 o'clock...
Page 13 - The ordinary native stocks of fowls, ducks, geese, and turkeys in America, at the time of the general awakening of interest in improved poultry and for some years after, were, even when compared with the average mongrel stocks of to-day, small birds of distinctly inferior table qualities and usually inferior also in egg production. This degeneracy of stock was due to the common practice of selecting for the table first.
Page 385 - States. t 4. The Malay. This is the largest of our breeds. Dampier says that he saw one of this breed so large, that, standing on the floor, it picked up crumbs from the table. They are mostly yellowish or reddish-brown. The eggs are large and well flavoured. The flesh of the chicken is not very delicate, and is better adapted for broth than anything else ; in the adult it is coarse and stringy. They make large capons, but are considered to be very indifferent layers, and not very steady sitters.

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