Brahma Chicken Image From Page 164 Of Poultry Culture 1917


Image from page 164 of "Poultry culture" (1917)

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Identifier: cu31924003227356 Title: Poultry culture Year: 1917 (1910s) Authors: Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture Subjects: Poultry Publisher: Boston, Wright & Potter Contributing Library: Cornell University Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: show damp earth. By spring there was about 2inches of dry earth on top, and the soil damp below that.The walls in the house were dry, — never a bit of moistureon them except as a driving rain might wet through the jointsand cracks. This would dry out quickly, and I never noticedany ill effects from it. The house was cold, — the temperature in it was but littlehigher at any time than that outdoors; yet going into it Inoticed that it always felt comfortable, with a feeling likewhat you get in a warm, sheltered spot outdoors, — not atall like the warmth of a heated building. 139 The hens always seemed as comfortable in it as I ever sawhens anywhere. There were some 50 to 60 in it that winter,and only two slight cases of colds, which recovered immedi-ately with no treatment but a single application of vaseline tothe head. The egg yield was fair, comparing favorably withaverage good reports. The hens in this house were LightBrahmas. I published a report of experience with this house, Text Appearing After Image: House in which Light Brahma pullets were kept. and on the strength of my experience with it began to urgecorrespondents who had much trouble with damp houses orunhealthy fowls to open up their houses, and keep them openat all seasons. The next year I continued to use this house the same way,but put in a part of it a pen of Silver Dorkings, a breedreputed to be rather delicate and susceptible to cold, andhaving combs which would be more quickly affected by thefrost. I also built another smaller house, on the same prin-ciple, and put in it a brood of late-hatched Brahma chickens.The Dorking male had his comb very badly frozen, but thehens combs were scarcely nipped at all. They were put intothe house December 1, began to lay in about three weeks, andlaid well all winter. 140 The brood of chickens hatched June 27 that I put in thesmall house in October made a remarkable record for growthand early maturity. I got the first egg January 15, and byFebruary 1 all the pullets, 9 in number, wer Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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