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car roofing. This building, as is the case with the others,
is double, with a thickness of tar paper between.
The building in the foreground and opposite the cottage
§is a small poultry house. The one immediately to the rear
of the cook room is a stable, where cows are kept which
furnish all the milk necessary for the poultry, old and
young. Two incubators, one 100-egg capacity and one 200
--egg capacity, are in the cellar of the dwelling.
Mr. Walthew is a breeder of Light Brahmas and White
Wyandottes, of the very best stock.
TO PREVENT EGGS HATCHING.
A correspondent asks us if there is a way for destroying
the germ in an egg, and still leave the egg marketable, as
he has some good birds and lots of calls for eggs for cook
ing purposes, which are sometimes used for sitting.
We have heard it stated that dipping an egg for a sec
ond in boiling water will destroy its hatchability, but we
do not know of any method of destroying the germ. Eggs
can be made unhatchable by pricking two or three tiny
holes in them with the point of a very fine needle, it
being only necessary to pierce the inner membrane encasing
the egg, so as to let the air into it. The egg will then
never hatch a : chicken.
The man who selects the largest, smoothest, best-looking
eggs from the' basket as it comes from the pens, and then
expects to improve his flock next year, will find that he
has spent his time writing in the sand. Selection must date
back beyond the eggs. The time to weed is when making
up the breeding pen, for with the best the per cent of culls
is large enough. The man who breeds from the basket is
a sloven all through. No permanent improvement can come
in this way, and improvement there must be if the business
is to be carried on successfully. While conscious of hard
times, let us also graft on the idea that there is more to
be learned than any one yet knows, and to follow slipshod
methods is to render failure certain. Breed from the best
layers this year.
Following are jobbing quotations at Seattle :
Butter—Washington creamery. 1 and 2 ft bricks, 22c; ranch butter,
Cheese—Washington full cream, 10@llc; half skim, 7@Bc.
Poultry—Spring chickens, $2.25@3 per doz; hens, 9@llc per ft,
Potatoes—Choice Yakimas, $11; Puget Sound, $9 per ton.
Fresh Fruits — Apples, 50c@$l.00 box; plums, lo@86c; pears 50@90c;
peaches,Cso@6sc; watermelons, $1,00@2,00 crate; canteloupes, $1.00 crate.
Vegetables— 25@30c crate; green corn, C@Bc doz.
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy, $12@13 per ton; Puget Sound, $10;
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