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I Our Poultry Editor is Harry H. Collier, No. 9,">0
C St.. Tacoina. Address him ou all Poultry
Nothing better than lime in a poultry
house to keep out vermin and purify ev
A hen that will let you handle her
while on the nest without fluttering and
jumping around will make a good mother.
One can always tell a good, vigorous
cock by the way he scratches, flies upon
fences, and is generally active at all times.
When you buy damaged grain for your
fowls you make a mistake, for it is liable
to cause diarrhoea and kindred diseases,
costing you more in the long run than
good feed would.
A poultry raiser without a poultry book
is like a lawyer without his code, and the
book for a poultryman is the record of the
experience of others in The Ranch for
A lath fence 18 inches high will confine
the large breed of ducks, but occasionally
one will get over it. If so, clip a wing,
or confine the offender in some other } rard
for a few days, or the others will soon
learn to go over. As a rule, however, no
difficulty is experienced with a fence 18
inches high, and especially if the ducks
have plenty of water in their troughs.—
Washington Poultry Journal.
Don't fail to advertise. If you have
anything to sell let the people know about
it. One reader says his first adv. in The
Ranch brought him an order for twelve
settings of eggs.
Keep the two-year old turkey hens, and
mate them with a yearling gobbler. The
hens that proved good layers and mothers
should be preferred rather than to select
for size. It should be a point not to have
the gobblers related to the hens if strong
and vigorous stock is expected.—Wash
ington Poultry Journal.
Don't begin with too many breeds. Se
lect the one that best suits your surround
ings and stick to i*. By cartful selection
you can build up a strain that will be
satisfactory to yourself and patrons.
Last season's duck eggs sohl in San
Francisco for four to six cents above hen
eggs. A good duck will lay from 10J to
150 eggs a year.
Do not neglect the water-fountains.
Keep them filled with fresh, sweet, clean
water. In rainy weather keep the yards
drained so that the fowls may not drink
Be careful not to let the little chicks get
wet. Have the coops in a nice dry place
for rainy weather.
Always keep shells and grit before your
fowls, and for confined birds stray or re
fuse hay, cut about one-third of an inch
in length should be furnished them. Be-
sides the much-needed exercise obtained
by scratching in it for seeds and grain,
they will eat a large portion of it.
The turkey 's an industrious forager
and picks up the greater portion of its
food, therefore the difference in the weight
of a large and small bird is an important
matter, bringing the actual cost of pro
duction down to a low sum when large
and small weights are compared.
Who know what they want. They will find it
in my stock of A 1, XXX fruit trees and plants
of all the best varieties Catalogce free. Quick
T. R,. HOPKINS
2nd and University Sts., SEATLLE, WASH,
Thoa F. Oakes, Henry C. Payne, Henry C. Rouse.
TO GRAND FORKS
I HELENA and
THROUGH TICKETS :-
BOSTON and all
POINTS EAST and SOUTH
East Bound. I West Bound.
Atlantic Mail 0:45 a. m. | Pacific Mail, 8.15 a. m.
For information, time cards, maps and tickets,
call on or write
If. C. HUMPHREY, AGENT.
A. D. CHARLTON, Asst. Genl. Pass, Agent,
Tuberculosis has broken out on the
farm of the experiment station at Burling
ton, Vt. It is supposed that the germs of
the disease have existed in latent form for
a long time. The same disease has ap
peared at Pittsford, N. V., in ■ herd of
EGGS for sale. A few settings of choice
Wyandottes, Plymouth Rock and Hut!" Leghorn
eggs, at Summit View Poultry Yards.
W. C. Wilcox. North Yakima, Wn,
HARRY H. COLLIER,
Breeder of Wyandottes,
Plymouth Rocks, Pekin Ducks.
EGGS AND STOCK FOR SALE.
Dealer in all kinds of poultry and poultry sup
plies, books, bone mills, bone m»al, wire netting,
incubators, etc Agen for all the leading poul
try lournals. Send stamp for answer to com
munioatiou. Three Bared P. Rock cockerel*
for sale cheap.
Warjttt\e Earthj T
I only want to sell you Eggs
at $2.00 per setting; 3 settings for $3.00
from the following breeds;
B.P.Rocks, W.F.B.Spanish, S.C.B.Leghorns
My birds are from such yards as
Thompson, N. V.; Robert A. Kowan
of California; James Forsyth, N. V
H. A. DURR,
2124 A STREET, TACOMA, WASH.
F. A. ROWSELL,
819 Hall St., Taeoma, Wash.
Breeder of Light and Dark Brah-
mas and Houdans.
Enclose stamp for answer.
MAKE YOUR HENS LAY
And the Little Chicks Grow
BY FEEDLVG REX EGG FOOD.
For sale by Harry H. Collier, Poultry supplies,
it.,o C St., Tacoma, Washington.
We make Labels of all kinds. Nursery and
Flower plates and curry in stock Hird Seed
Boxes, Vegetable nnd Seed Bagl, Nursery
men's Order Books, Box Labels, Show
Cards, and in fact make anything and
everything embraced under the head of
LOWMfIN S; HANFORD
1 am agent for the Automatic School Desks,
Globes, Maps, Charts, Dictionaries, Stationery
and all School Supplies furnished by the Ore-
Ron School Supply Co. For special prices ad
dress or call and see Martin Jnckson, North Yak
MAX AND WIFE, without children, wanted
on a farm near North Yakima. Mutt
have haii experience in fruit culture. Refer
ences required. Address A. li. C, care of Thk