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r Our Poultry Editor !■ Harry H. Collier. No.
1)50 C St., Taooma. Addren aim on allFoui
ISy E. M. 0.
A great many people, when they see my
Hock of dncks, ask with an air of surprise,
"Do you think clucks are profitable?" while
others inform me with the most profound
nssurance, "Oh there is no money in ducks;
yon can't get anything out of them." Of
course, I think they are profitable, or I
would not be railing thorn. lam not rail
ing poultry for the fun of it, not being
blessed with enough of the "necessary" to
permit me to indulge in hobbies or fane es
of any kind except for the money that may
be gotten out of them
Ducks are easy to raise, requiring very
little care, and not being subject to so many
diseases as young chickens are. They re
quire a good, warm house with a tight, dry
floor, which should be kept clean. Their
feed should consist of boiled potatoes mixed
with steamed cut hay and some chopped
meat. Give them very little graiu. Tur
nips, boiled and niajhed an; also excellent,
and they should have plenty of green food.
They are great foragers, but do not scratch
any. Water is not an PMential, ami indeed,
many of the most successful breeders never
allow their ducks to swim. If they have
plenty to drink that is all that is necessary.
Dampness ia fatal to young ducks.
The best authorities say that the most
most marketable duck is the Rouen or Cay
uga duck crossed with the Pekin drake.
The thoroughbred Pekius are always mar
ketable. They weigh from seven to eight
pounds at maturity.
The duck is a more prolific layer than the
lien. When she once starts, which should
he in February or March, she will lay a
great many eggs before she stops. They are
good mothers, and an1 very teldom allowed
to sit. The ei'gs should be given to a ben
or hatched in the incubator. April hatched
ducklings are the most prohtible for fall
trade. Do not make the mistake of think
ing that the eggs require more moisture
thau hen's egg! it hatched in the incubator.
They reduire very little moisture at. I'm .t,
and no more than hen's eggs at any time.
Six ducks are all that one drake can take
care of, and the beet breeders are three
year-old dnoki with yearling drakes. It
the ducks arc too young the ducklings will
The reason ducks are not more extensively
raised is because their culture io s) little
understood, and the idea is so prevalent
that they require a great deal of water.
Damp quarters are thought to he good
enough as ducks like water anyway, and no
trouble is taken to prevent the young ones
from getting wet. Erroneous ideas, all of
them, and the sooner they are corrected,
Grain .should not be fed exclusively to lay
[ngbeni. Tueyahould have a warm mash of
bran, shorts and potatoes for their morning
E«tK» from ■ Bonko! hena that ia kept busy
and fed with wholetome tood will be fertile
and produce lusty oliioits, whether thf Book
lias its liberty or id confined in >\ small yard.
Kggi purchase.! from a reliable breeder isa
good m > le of iutroduoing new blood into
your stuck. [n that w.iy you c:ui watch
growth and maturity, and by the time chick
ens arc fully roatttred you have determined
wiifther you have anything th.it suits your
Egrgs and Chickens.
Hull Leghorns only. Wait lor my adver
tisement of the best poultry in the Inland
Empire, next week. R. Sampson,
North Yakima, Wash,
E. P. BOW DITCH breeds America's
best Black Minorcas. Price of eg«s,
13.00 for 18, $5.00 for 26, |8.00 for 39.
Stock for sale. liox 247, Seattle, Wash
(Feleh Pedigree Strain.)
Eggs from two imported pens of Lit;ht
Brahmas, scoring from 93 to !>4i points,
that will prodaoe prize-winners in any com
petition. The eoekerela heading these pena
score O'.\ 1-2 ami 94 points respectively, are
sons of Aldoburn B. 35 (SSO oock), and are
grand specimens of typical Liyht Brahmas,
Pedigree furnished if desired, showing a
line of breeding that cannot be excelled by
any Light Branma breeder in the world.
EGGS, |5 for 15.
I. 0. Uox 835, Pacoma, Wash.
HARRY 11. COLLIER,
BREEDER OF WYANDOTTES,
Plymouth Rocks, Pekin Ducks.
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EGGS FOB SALE. A lew settings of elioicc
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