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THE SEMI-MONTHLY MAGAZINE SECTION
Hens that Gut the Cost of Living
ight hours, or longer, after they burst
'heir shells. Nature having obligingly
arranged matters so that the yolk is ab
sorbed by the chick jusl before it is
hatched, the batcher can, with a clear coti
icience, enclose the chick, with a dozen
ot his brothers and sisters, in a well
ventilated box, and ship him a journey
Of many hundred miles. When he arrivee
i the (hick, of course) he is ready to eat,
drink and be merry. To be sure, the ex
press companies have to be reckoned with;
and what they do sometimes can only be
properly described with the aid of long,
Hack marks.* Hut the poultry keepers of
Ihe country have not been besieging their
expansive congressmen and frock coated
senators for a parcels post without mak
ing some impression, it seems. How they
will bIeSS the (lay that frees them from
the vagaries of the express corporations!
Hut once again, let us return to Hie
back-yard Sock. Assume that it belongs
to a commuter who is away all day, and
-0 has little time to care for the bird.
i he solution of his problem lies in keeping
Barred Plymouth Rocks—the great
flic floor of tho poultry house covered with
litter several inclies deep —hay, straw or
leaves. Into this litter, at night after the
fowls have gone to roost, be throws a
liberal feeding of grain. In the morning,
lie repeats the operation. lie may feed but
once a day in the winter; hut the allow
ance should he a dmihle one. It is im
portant thai the grain be worked well into
(lie litter, so that the hens will be forced
10 hustle for what they eat. It is an adage
among poultry keepers that the husy hen
s the laying hen. If the amateur wants a
short cut to this desirable end, there is
one ready-made for him. There is a sell
feeding device so arranged that the hens
keep a little stream of grain falling into
the litter. The hopper need not he filled
oftener than once or twice a week, and
in the meantime, the amateur need have
no concern ahnol the matter. A wall
hopper may be used for dry mash; arid
it, too, will need replenishing only once
." week. With such devices, feeding he-
COmes a very simple matter.
There remains, then, the question of
water; for an egg is largely water, and
the laying hen is a heavy drinker. Ordi
narily, a pail of water set on a shelf a
foot high will last a tlock all day. Setting
it on the shelf serves to keep it cleaner
than would be the case if it were on the
floor. The amateur may give the birds
i notigh water to last two or three days,
by using a simple syphon device that is
attached to the side of a common butter
Of course, the average family has a
considerable amount of table scraps, that
may be utilized for the poultry and will
Mi far toward supplying the needs of the
lock. The best plan is to feed the scraps
at noon. The chorus of hen music that
sues from the pen is evidence to the
A cluster of white Plymouth Rock chicks
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poultry keeper that the hens ap] rove this
plan. Study the psychology of the hen,
and you will no doubt discover a close
relationship between a contented state of
mmd and a well-filled egg basket. Any
thing that keeps a hen happy will help
to increase tin egg crop. This is a point
for the amateur to ponder.
When there is a garden, most of the
green food may be raised. Rape may he
cut iii a feu weeks after being planted,
and can he used all through the summer.
If the leaves are broken oIF, they will
promptly grow again and continue to do
so time alter time. A row twenty feet
long will keep a small Hock supplied with
greens for months. Yet, a certain degree
til' Caution in feeding rape to laving liens
must he exercised. A greenish tinge to the
yolks is a danger signal, and should be
acted Upon by reducing the amount fed.
Swiss chard may also be grown and
used in the same way. Cabbages are not
the best of poultry food; 1 nit a few are
worth growing, to U-i'i\ during the winter.
Gram Clippings are excellent. A good plan
is to lay a square of poultry netting on
the ground, cover it with dried clippings
and roll it up. A wire will bold the roll
in place, and if hung on the wall of the
poultry house, ift will furnish a barge
amount of succulent fodder without waste.
tut mangels in half, and spike them to a
hoard. If potaloes are fed, boil them.
If other green food is nol available,
sprouted oats may lie relied upon. They
are easily prepared by soaking the oats
over night in warm water, and spreading
them an inch deep in a box kept in a warm
loom or in the furnace cellar. The box
should have a few holes for drainage,
unless there are open cracky through
which the surplus water may run off, and
an old grain sack may be thrown over the
box unl il the oats have sprouted. The oats
must he sprinkled daily, and should be fed
when the sprouts are .about two inches
Some economical housewives have
learned to cut the cost of living by storing
the eggs that tire laid when eggs are cheap,
to be used when the price goes up. If the
water glass method of preserving'the eggs
is followed, they will be perfectly satis
factory for home use, and the eggs laid
in the fall or early winter may be sold at
it profit. Oilier thrifty poultry keepers
send a few cases of fresh eggs to the cold
storage plants in spring, and withdraw
then the following fall when the prices
of fresh eggs begin to soar. The storage
cost is but a few cents a dozen, while the
amount saved is well worth the little
Poultry keeping is one of the few forms
of recreation thai pays a profit. Some
people can t realise thai it is a recreation
al till. Il isn't, as poultry' is often kept.
With a comfortable house, however, main
tained clean and sanitary, and with a flock
of pure-bred birds, the Care of a small
flock becomes a real pleasure. It is im
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nondescript fowls, mixtures of half a
dozen breeds in assorted sizes and a vfl
riety of colors. The only idea of poultry
that some people have, tiny way, has been
gained from dung-hill hens seen on run
down farms. Nobody is advised to keep
birds of that kind. A dozen hens, prac
tically the same in size, shape and color,
make a very different impression. A well
marked hen is indeed a thing of beauty,
although hardly a joy for ever; for it
ought to perform its hist service in cutting
the cost of living by appearing on the
family table in its second year.
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