Brahma Chicken Image From Page 165 Of Poultry Culture 1917

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Image from page 165 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: ilver 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, were laying; and fromthat time until February 22, when I took some out to put inmy breeding pen, the 9 pullets were giving me about a 50 percent egg yield, and still growing. I weighed them all on Febru-ary 22, and found 5 of the 9 weighing 93^ pounds or over, and ■1 > ■% c i £ --, ^ e w It 4«J _,., ^ >vj —J vc if Text Appearing After Image: Details of Construction of HotjSe shown on page 139. — This houseis 8 feet square on the ground, 4 feet high at sides, 7 feet in the middle.Cost about $12. A, sill plan, with position of corner boards indicatedat c c c c, d d d d; E, construction of a corner; B, side; C, front; D,method of cutting pattern for rafters. none of the others much below it. These pullets were not fat;they were big pullets, in good condition. Their house, asshown in one of the illustrations accompanying this article, wasbattened only on the back and half way forward on each side.The door was open practically all the time, day and night;and the windows were always partly open except when astorm came against one, when that one would be closed. The next winter, still continuing to use the houses I hadalready built, I built on frozen ground late in November ahouse very similar to that in which the Brahma pullets just 141 mentioned had been kept. It was made of old material, andwas a little poorer in constructi 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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