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thing iv the very best manner and
without getting rattled. Alter the
first month considerable time can be
spent at other work, building laying
houses for instance; for it is not nee-
VIEW OF 1300 CHICKS ASLEEP IN ROOM BROODER
essry to have any of the equipmont of
the place, except the brood rooms,
ready when starting in. Evoiything
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elso can be constructed long before it
is needed. ■ The brood rooms them
selves contain about $30 worth of
material, exclusive of the heating
apparatus which costs $22 more; and
a carpenter can build one in four
days, and a handy amateur can do it
in a week. Starting with 1250 chicks
to the room, at three months of age
there will probably be (on a average)
550 pullets and other quarters must
then be roady for 350 of them. I find
a cheaply built open front colony
house Bx4o feet with a shed roof
affords ample accommodation for 200
of them until they are fully gown.
One hundred of them may be left
ttere for the winter if financial con
ditions render it necessary, but pre
fer a different type of laying house.
For egg ranches recommend as large
a laying house as possible and, if the
house is sufficiently large, the fowls
may with advantage be kept closed in
and not allowed outside runs during
the whole of the iainy season.
Starting with 2500 chicks in two
brood rooms it is reasonable to expect
to bring 1000 good pullets to maturity.
When seven months old they will —if
a good laying strain—be paying their
way and will rapidly increase in earn
ing capacity. Just how well they
will do depends a good deal on their
owner, but do not hesitate to say
Lhat the man who is capable of mak
ing any other form of agriculture pay,
will do still better with poultry.
General Poultry Advice.
During the first year at the business
you can't expect everything to run on
schedule. Plenty of mishaps will
occur and you will make mistakes
yourself. Don't let that discourage
you; it has been the experience of
every one who raises poultry. I have
had my full sh<tre of accideute and
mishaps; have overheated eggs in in
cubator and chicks in brooder; have
had pullets gobble up wire stsiples,
tacks and the heads of matches, with
fatal results; have had bunohe9 of
young ones smother, before I learned
to bevel oft the corners of my brooders;
but it is all in the game. If poultry
raising was too easy, there would bo
no adequate profits for those who
stick to it and attend to business
The greatest care must be taken to
provide the fowls with healthy food.
I have seen a number of egg ranches
started on restaurant slops and I havo
seen most of them go out of business,
too. Fowls require a good quality of
food. Kotten cabbage, musty or
weevily graiu, corn that is too new or
thit is heated, have all numbered
their victims by the tens of thousands.
And a good deal of the meat scraps
sold nowadays needs close inspection.
I wouldn't give my fowls any food
that I couldn't eat a mouthful of, my
self. Recently, while I was away
from home, this rule fell somewhat
into abeyanco and 1 lost some fine
birds through the use of some meat
scrap of decidedly poor quality though
bearing a well known brand. You
can't be too careful in this matter of
feeding meat scraps. I found a good
many California egg ranchers this
summer who had discarded the meat
scraps in favor of dried milk. There
are at least two firms in New York
state manufacturing the latter com
modity and it sells iv California at
the same price as the local, and some
what cheaper than the eastern meat
scraps. It is the clear stuff, free
from adulteration and has nearly as
high a percentage of protein as the
meat scraps. A bulletin issued by
the Cornell Experiment Station about
a year ago gives details of splendid
results obtained by feeding the dried
milk. Ido not think it is obtainable
in this section at the present time;
but it is a certainty that some of the
larger feed houses would put it in
stock if requested to do so by a suffi
cient number of their customers.
It doesn't do the poultry business
in general any good to have men
tackle it who are entirely unfitted for
it, and, as frequently happens, with
out adequate means to make a proper
start. Some money, some energy aud
some staying power is needed if one
is to make a sucess of it, and the
whole country is dotted with abandon
ed chicken ranches started by people
who possessed an insufficient quantity
of these requisites. Besides that, it
should be borne in mind that all tbe
work around a chicken ranch is not
delightful. There's a whole lot of
cleaning aud disinfecting to bo done
and the man who leaves an office job
in the city to go to poultry raising is
apt to find this part of the work far
from agreeable. But it has to be
done and it is best to think it over
before hand and be reasonably sure
that you won't throw it up in disgust
before you are fairly started. Then
too, although the work on a chicken
ranch is not especially laborious and
may be performed by any city bred
maa in reasonable nealth, it is in
cessaut. There's always something
to be done, and tbe sucessful man is
the one who "does it now." A
chicken rancher's day's work is apt
to be fourteen hours long in mid
summer, but it is correspondingly
short in winter, and at all times be
is his own boss.
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