Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management
Dover Publications, 1973 - 397 Seiten
Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers of Five Acres and Independence have come away with specific projects to begin and moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm.
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Only 8 of the 22 farm flocks investigated produced more than 48 eggs a year per
hen. The average cost in these cases was 25.4¢ a dozen. Eight other flocks,
whose hens ranged from 24 to 48 eggs did so at a cost of 32.4¢ a dozen; and the
~~t_“ _ tion of income is usually about 40% for meat and 60% for eggs; but where
egg production (especially by White Leghorn fowls) is the main aim the figures
may range from 70% to 90% for eggs. Egg production may be increased by ...
"W'I'€“7\ZLqs~_\< .cu.-qnt .Q __ chicks are ordinarily raised. By thus maintaining
sanitary conditions they have not only had healthier flocks but increased the egg-
yield in at least one cooperative group of flocks by an average of 40 eggs to the ...
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