Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles and Practices Involved in the Management of Poultry

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913 - 536 Seiten
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Seite 219 - This ration should be supplemented with beets, cabbage, sprouted oats, green clover or other succulent food unless running on grass-covered range. Grit, cracked oyster shell and charcoal should be accessible at all times. Green food should not be fed in a frozen condition. All feed and litter used should be strictly sweet, clean and free from mustiness, mold or decay. Serious losses frequently occur from disease due to the fowls taking into their bodies, through their intestinal tract or lungs, the...
Seite 216 - Wyandottes, especially with yearling or two year old hens, the tendency will be for them to take on an excess of fat. Under such conditions it is the best policy to restrict the amount of mash eaten by leaving the hopper open during the afternoon only, thus inducing the birds to work during the morning hours for the cracked grain fed in the litter at the morning feeding.
Seite 130 - The dropping boards, perches, and nests are best arranged on the back wall, the perches being hinged to the wall so that they may be hooked up when cleaning, the nests being darkened by a hinged door in front which may be let down when it is desired to remove the eggs. The dividing partition between the units is built of boards and extends from the back wall to within six feet of the front wall; the remaining space is left entirely open. This protects the birds from any drafts when on the roosts....
Seite iii - Where grows ? — where grows it not? If vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil...
Seite 219 - The fowls should eat about one-half as much mash by weight as whole grain. Regulate the proportion of grain and ground feed by giving a light feeding of grain in the morning and about all they will consume at the afternoon feeding (in time to find grain before dark). In the case of pullets or fowls in heavy laying, restrict both night and morning feeding to induce heavy eating of dry mash, especially in the case of hens. This ration should be supplemented with beets, cabbage, sprouted oats, green...
Seite 169 - ... to 2.9. In other words, based upon the dry matter, the hen does twice as well as the cow. I suspect the hen is the most efficient transformer of raw material into a finished product that there is on the farm. Her physiological activity is something remarkable. -So in that particular the hen stands in a class by herself.
Seite 218 - It will be noted that by feeding a night ration as outlined, the materials are supplied to keep the bird's body warm during the night. The above ration is designed for Leghorns. When feeding heavier breeds, it is desirable to eliminate one-half of the cracked corn and to substitute barley for the buckwheat. During the summer months a night ration of equal parts of corn, wheat, oats and barley will supply all the needs for Leghorns. A good rule to follow in feeding the night ration is to give all...
Seite 132 - This gives a cost per sq. ft. of floor space of $0.222. A cost per running foot of house of $4.44. A cost per bird, allowing 4 sq. ft. per bird of $0.888. Adding labor to this at one-fourth the cost of material, the total cost is $222.36 or $1.11 per bird.
Seite 130 - ... and grooved yellow pine ; white pine can be used, but is much more expensive. The roof and back wall should be covered with a good roofing paper; all joints should be carefully lapped and cemented. The muslin curtains in the front wall are hinged at the top and can be lifted up. The 3x5 glass sash are hinged at the side and open as indicated on the floor plan. One window in each pen should be so constructed that part of the wall will open when desired, thus making a combination door and window....
Seite 169 - If you take the dry matter of the hen and compare it with the dry matter in the eggs she lays in a year, there will be five and onehalf times as much dry matter in the eggs as in her whole body.

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