(All inquiries foi information should be addressed to D. Tancred, Kent, Wash.)
The Farmer and The Incubator.
Tbere is hardly a farm in the states
of the middle West without its flock
of thoroughbred chickens, and it is
generally a flock of some considerable
size too. &o general and so extensive
i 9 tbe production of poultry by the
farmers there that that particular
section of the country is become the
paradise of the "all varieties" poul
tryraan, who advertises many breeds
of fowls but raises none, depending
on the farmers of the vicinity to sup
ply him with all the material neces
sary to Hll his orders.
In no other rural communties are
mortgages so scarce and pianos and
automobiles so plentful and it is a
signflcant fact that on every farm can
be found one or more incubators, and
in most cases, it will be found that
the incubator was there before the
mortgage departed and the automobile
For much of this rural prosperity
is due to the poultry raised on the
farms. The farmer, wno was wont in
the good old mortgaged days to turn
his nose up at chickens aa a feminine
side issue and a somewhat doubtful
source of "pin money," now consid
ers the poultry one of the farm crops,
devotes time and labor and thought
to his fowls and the best methods of
handling them and freely acknowl
edges that an acre in poultry brings
him more revenue than many acres in
wheat and that the same amount of
money invested in poultry pays a
larger dividend than when invested in
any other form of livestock.
Now what the middle west farmer
has done the Washington farmer can
also do, and theu some besides. l*'or
he has the finest climate in the world
I t WHITE LEGHORNS
The kind that net above $2.00 per hen each year.
A few dozen breeders for sale on $1.00 apiece.
Order at once, if you want any of them.
Geo.W.Kimberly, Puyaliup, Wash.
jumibUM 5 MACHINE
Do the work at home. Costa little and eaves
the poultryman all costs of buying grit,
ground bone. etc. Why buy such when you
can make your own on a "Johnson. Write
me for particulars, prices, etc.
FRED A. JOHNSON
513 So. 35th St. Tacoma, Wash.
Mountain View Poultry Yards.
JOHN VAN TROGEN, Sr., Prop.
Breeder of Pure Bred Buff, and White Leg
horus. First Prize on Cock, Hen and Pullet,
Jefferson Co. Poultry Show. No. 1 Cockerels
-jjiiiiwsjwwWWiNV for .sale.
JO.I. C. jCS Breeder of O. I. C. Swine.
I jpamnMj I O bred from Best Registered
\^SS3Im3SO Stock. Write; for particulars.
CHIMACUM, Jefferson County, WASH.
For quick results and inexpensive
advertising a trial will convince you.
Price, 2 cents per word each issue.
EGGS trom Farm Raised Barred Rocks, (Maine
LaviMg Htrain.) 8 C. R. I Reds. S. C Buff and
Black Orpingtons $2 00 per settinß, $7.00 per 100
Auburn Poultry Farm, Auburn, W«sh. 6-tf
CIRCULAR FRKE, of the t*sst Bu<t and White
Lerhorns, Buff, White and Partridge Wvan
dotte«, Black Mlnorcasand Barred Rocks. Fred
A. Johusou, BJ3 36th St., Taooma, Wash.
to raise poultry in, and one of the
best markets in the world to sell his
product in, and he ought to have an
equal amount of common sense and
business acumen. But has he?
Off hand one would say that the
annual importation of four million
dollars worth of poultry and eggs into
this state argues against tbe posses
sion of much gray tnattfr by the
Washington agriculturist, but it is
never too late to mend. The millions
of the past years are gone and the
Eastern argiculturist has them—and
the automobiles—but the Washington
farmer can get busy now keep all that
money here at home for the future.
There never was a time when the
prospects of the poultry business
were as bright as at the present time.
Prom this business the returns are
both continuous and immediate and
the market is right at hand. Uould
one invent conditions more ideal
True the old time farmer, he of the
mortgage and the bowed shoulders
and the anxious look, never did take
kindly to chickens, disclaimed any
knowldege of interest in them and
contemptuously referred to them as
the womens' property and as nui
sances generally; but the farmer with
the six cylinder gas car thinks differ
ently: the hen holds a high place in
his regard and the incubator is to
him a symbol of prosperity.
Certainly there is every inducement
for the farmers of this state to go to
work change that four million dollar
deficit in the supply of poultry pro
ducts to a surplus. There are thous
ands who are waiting for their apple
orchards to come into bearing and
every one of them should go to poul
try raising meautime. And the gene
ral farmer can, in ninety-nine oases
ont of a hundred, run a good sized
flock of hens to advantage. What
matter if be doesn't like the "pesky
things?" He will like them soon
enough when he sees the money they
bring him in, and very likely he
will, in the enrt, join the ranks of
those who have abandoned other
branches of farming to rear poultry
exclusively. Get an incubator broth
er; and a good sized one while you
are about it.
Feeding for Eggs.
1 am in receipt of many questions
regarding the feeding of laying
fowls. Ho numerous are these ques
tions, that, the time being a fitting
one, I think that I had best cover
them all by a brief article on the
subject It should bo borne in
mind that most of my experience has
been obtained with Leghorns but as
this breed is in a great majority in
the Northwest, comprising in my
opinion, nine-tenths of the laying
fowls, most of the quest ions will be
To begin with, it is generally con
ceded that the dry mash gives some
what better results, in the long ran,
than the wet mash does and there is
v considerable saving in labor be
I make a specialty of preparing AIR SLACKED LIME and
FINE GROUND LIMESTONE for FERTILIZER and to sweeten
sour land. If this is properly applied you will be a gainer by the
increased crop and improvement done your land. I shall at'all
times be glad to give any information in my power to farmers or
dealers. The prices are right and reasonable.
CHICKEN GRITS —Sharp and clean. I prepare these of
PURE LIME STONE. Send for samples.
S. W. R. DALLY
Dealer in BUILDING MATERIALS
Colman Bldg., Seattle.
I will have a great sale ot Breeding Stock in September.
The Trap Nested White Leghorns
16 Page Catalogue Now Ready, Mailed Free of Charge.
ORDER EARLVJorJhere ingoing to be Q JANCRED, KENT, WASH.
sides. I know many people who have
changed from wet to dry mash feed
ing and not one of them has returned
to the wet masn. The dry mash is
fed in hoppers, the fowls have access
to it at all times and at, any time a
few fowls will generally be found at
the hopper but they do not eat much
at a time. 1 have observed the same
fowl at the hopper six times in one
riay, taKinu; but a few bites at a time
and 1 presume she made several other
visits wheu I was not there. A good
formula for a dry mash is as follows:
Bran 200 lbs.
Yellow corn feed meal 100
Alfalfa meal 100
Soy bean meal 100
Fine beef srcaps 100
And my reason for not adding one
pound of fine table salt to this print
ed formula is that I am afraid some
careless person will make a slovenly
job of mixing and fail to get the sill
thoroughly distributed throughout the
Laying fowls should be well - one
might almost say heavily-fed. Two
good grain feeds per day in the lit
ter, which latter should be deep and
reasonably clean. A morning feed of
wheat and oats and an evening feed
of wheat alone, in connection with
the dry mash above described, makes
a very satisfactory ration. A quart
of grain to 25 Leghorns is about the
average, but no hard and fast rule
can be followed; they should have
all they want; no fowl can lay well
unless fed well. In cold weather the
fowls should receive an extra feed at
night consisting of whole corn. It is
NOTICE—for auy changes in this column, a
charge of 25c will be made to pay for same.
Mouey must accompany any change.
SHEAKEK'n Light Brahmas, champions of the
West. Cockerels for sale. Edward Hheurer,
K. F. I). No. 7, Milwaukee, Ore.
r^HOICE Cockerels; Aneouas and Keds; $:!aud
up. G. Kdenliarter, K. 1. Port Blakeley,
MOTTLED Anconati, the winter layers and
profit payers. Eggs for hatching $1 M) per
15, $f> per 100, after Jan. 15, 1911. Young stock
for sale. J W. Parsons, Auburn, Wash.
BAKKKD Plymouth Korku from prize winning
t-tuck. Berkshire swine. Write your wantH.
Hilver Uirch Karm, Chan. M. 'lalmadge, Prop.
TO get efrgs, try my Single Comb White Leg
horns or Indian Runner Ducks. Write E. G.
Vashus, Kent, Wash.
MOTTLED Anconas; young stock for sale.
Also eggs in season; 15 for $2, 30 for $3.50, 60
for ?4.50. Chas Mills, Bedro Wooley, Wash.
QINGLE Comb R. I. Reds exclusively. Cock-
erels for sale. A. j. B Goodwin, R. 1, Cen
TTIGH View Poultry Farm; 8. C. W. Leghorns,
n trapnested, that lay and pay Write for
prices. A. E Learned, Dcs Moines, Wash.
ROY J. Foster, breeder of S. G. White Leg
horns, S. C. Rhode Island Reds. Barred Ply.
moth Rocks. Eggs and stock. Roy J. Foster,
FOR Bale—l have some 8. C. White Leghorn
cockerels, very fine birds; prices $2 aud $3,
all early hatching, some as early as February 14.
Kor particulars address N. J. Bouton Fravel,
PARK Place Poultry and Pigeon Lofts. Beau
tiful Big Red Carneaux pigeons, (breed every
mouth, large white meated squabs), $4 per pair,
mated; Imported Homers, ?2.50 pair, mated;
also 8. 0. Rhode Island Reds, exposition strain,
eggs 10c each. Mrs M. .1. vVashburn, Rainier
Beach Station, Seattle. Wash.
OAK Grove Poultry Ranch. Crystal White
Orpingtons and B. O. E. 8. 0. Brown Lejr
h' rus The Big Browns, stock and eggs in
season, B. M. Rogers, R. F. D. No. 3, Tacoma,
MOTTLED Auconas. If you want eggs aud
plenty of them, get my laying strain of I
Anconas. Stock for sale, eggs in season Ira
N. DeLine, Olympiu, Wash.
QINGLE Comb White Leghorns; stock and eggs
»3 for sale Day old chicks a specialty. Phone
N. 571. Fish Bros R.F.D 2, (Seattle, Wanh.
EVKRGREEN Poultry Yards—B C. While and
Bull U'gboniH, White Wyandottes, Barred
Rocks, Butt' Orpingtons. Only male stock for
sale now. Some choice cockerels and a few
yearlings btaudard breed, trapnested aud se
lected stock. Mrs. A. K. Stanford, Olympia, Wn,
EARL B Heath —Breeder of Thoroughbreds.
S. 0. White aud Brown Leghorns, Auconas,
Barred Plymouth Hocks. White Crested Black
Polish. Ceutralia, Wash.
SC Buff and White Leghorua, Blue Andolu
• moil- , K. I. Reds, Mottled Anconaa, S. L.
Wvandottes and Imported Pekiu Ducks. All
high-class stock, including dozens of prize win
ners. Moor's Poultry Ranch, Route 1, Spokane,
THE best i« none to good for our customers.
s. t'. White Leghorns, 8 <'. Black Miuorcas,
hihl Barrad Roftfca. Cockerels $1.50 up. Good
kt)OW and egg record. I. D. Casey A Sons, Box
'J2I), Waitsbui'g, Wn
RHODI Island Reds—Single and Rose Comb.
Prize winners. Mine Andaliisians, prize
winnwt. Kkk* from my best yards ?'2 for 15, from
utility yards, (1.60 fur 15. Plymotli Rock eggs
$1 for 15. Mrs. J. W. Denny, Audubon Poultry
Yards, tireen Lake, Sunnyside, sta. Seattle, Wn.
FA MOl'STiittleiStrain Roue Comb Rhode Is
land Bed*. Great Inland smiiii 8. ('. Black
MlOorOM. Btock for Nale; eggs in season. Dei>
ner A: Son, Spokane. Wanh.
S(\ W. I.i'uliorns mid W. P. hrcks Trap nent
• ed for generational jio egg btraiu. Kggsaud
Htuck fur Kale. P. B. Hogau, Box 4, Tracytoa,
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