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[Our Poultry Editor is Harry H. Collier, No.
850 C street, Tacoma. Addresu him on all
TROUBLES OF YOUNG CHICKS.
This is the season during which ev
ery well-regulated farm yard is filled
with little chicks, and for the benefit
of the beginner it is well to say some
thing about the diseases that are lia
able to creep into the flock.
Diarrhasa is one of the worst dis
eases that attack small chicks. There
may be a variety of causes for it, some
of which are: Giving- food in a sloppy
condition; not keeping- fresh water be
fore them, and failing1 to keep the
drinking- fountain clean. When you
see one standing around, refusing to
eat, wings drooping and eyes closed,
you know it is sick, and nine times
out of ten it has diarrhoea. The best
treatment we know is the following:
Mix % grain of saffron, % ounce gen
tian, red pepper, 10 grains. Mix a
level teaspoonful of this in the soft
food every morning for a flock of ten
chicks. Boil raspberry leaves and
give them the liquid to drink instead
Another great trouble is lice. Per
haps I should have put this first, for
although it is not a disease exactly,
the presence of these abominnable
vermin will cause more disease and
work more havoc in your chicken yard
than any form of sickness. At the
very first appearance, or better still,
without waiting for any visible dem
onstration of their existence, dust ev
ery chick with insect powder over the
eyes and under the wings. Keep the
coops dry and clean. Whitewash
them, smoke out with sulphur, keep
clean chaff on the floors and renew
every day, and do not be afraid that
you can be too cautious.
Roup is a disease which it is more
profitable to prevent than to attempt
to cure. It is caused by damp quar
ters and sloppy food. It is nothing
more nor less than a cold in the head,
at least in its earlier stages, and if
taken in time it may be cured. The
following recipe is recommended by a
contemporary: Dissolve ]/z pound of
copperas in warm water, mix in 1
ounce of oil of vitriol and add 2 gal
lons of water. Keep the mixture in
earthen jugs, tightly corked. Put a
tablespoonful in every quart of drink
ing water. Keep your chicks dry and
warm, and you will not need any cura
These are only a few of the troubles
which fowls are heir to, but if the hints
for their care which we have attempt
ed to give are regarded, you should
raise 90 per cent of chicks hatched.
Chickens require lots of care—do not
overlook this fact. Keep them warm.
They are regular sun worshipers, and
will not thrive where it is dark or cold.
Keep them dry and the quarters clean.
It does not seem to be generally
known that all kinds of feathers are
salable, consequently this source of
revenue from poultry keeping- is very
often neglected. The demand is in
creasing- every year, and most country
merchants will take them and sell
them on commission. The fowls must
be dry picked and the feathers clean
and in good condition. The tail and
quill feathers should be packed sepa
rately from those which are softer.
Separate the several kinds, and also
keep separate those from different
kinds of poultry. The proceeds from
the sale of the feathers should repay
the cost of picking- and all the labor of
preparing the fowls for market.
Single Comb White Leghorns; 13
eggs, for setting, $2. W. W. McCarty,
Yakima City, Wash.
Eggs for hatching—Thoroughbred
Plymouth Rocks, Light Brahmas and
S. S. Hamburgs. H. D. Cock, North
A pair of Plymouth Rocks, cockrel
scoring- 90^, pullet 89^. Will sell this
splendid pair for $7.50. Score cards
furnished, signed by Theodore Hewes.
Address Harry H. Collier, Tacoma,
Buff Leghorn Eggs.
A few settings of Buff Leghorns at
$5 per 15. Stock is from Arnold's best
yards, costing $10 per setting.
North Yaksma, Wash.
EGGS for sale. A few retting! of choice
Wyandottes, Plymouth Hock and Hurt" Leghorn
eggs, at Summit View Poultry Yards.
W. 0. Wilcox. North Yakima, Wn.
HARRY 11. COLLIER,
BREEDER OF WYANDOTTES,
Plymouth Rocks, Pekin Ducks.
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