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CANT "GET RICH QUICK" WITH CHICKEN'S, EXPERTS
Don't start the chicken busi
ness on a large scale let it be a
side issue at first.
Hold down your job and sup
port the chickens on your salary
till you learn enough to make
them support you.
i V "5M-1""-'-' ' 'l
H. F. Ru.
It is the largest small business
in the country.
It is the poorest get-rich-quick
Only 10 per cent stick in the
business afte'r the first year.
Experience can coax more egg3 ;
out of a hen than money.
Egg and chicken production ia
The treatment of a chicken, its
feeding and its housing, count in-'
definitely more than the breed.
The pullet year, or the first)
year, is the best egg-producing
These are some of the pearls of '
chicken wisdom fr6m the mouth
of H. F. Rau of Spannaway,
Wash", who hatches 755,000 -chicks
a year. Rau has been in i
the business since 1875.
He experienced with incubat- -ors
before they were patented. .
He has two machines of his own
make. Rau also has perfected a 7
fireless brooder, which he calls
the modern hen, by which he ,
manages to furnish heat to thcv
little chicks from their own bod
ies. Rau can tell "by a mere chirp
just what ailment any chick
might have. He can spot a case
of roup, of laryngitis by catching
the wrong note in -the barnyard
"While the work is of a light
nature, there is plenty of hard j
work," Rau says. "It is not a 4
business that can well be taken
care of By invalids. The breed
of a chicken has far less to do-
than the care given it. Experi
ence, gradually acquired, is the
Rau, who owns a 12-acre ranch
near Tacoma, is considered the '
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