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But if the dairymen find it so I am
glad to know it. Really, so far as my
experience goes, I like the after cut
tings best for farm stock in general.
Fruit growing, hop raising and hay
making. You seem to have a good
deal of business on hand, don't you?
Yes, but you will notice that the three
work well together. My haying comes
first and second, then the Bartlett
pears, then the hop harvest, followed
by the winter apples. It keeps my
regular force busy all the time, and I
have no particular rush except at hop
picking, which would occur anyhow.
[Our Poultry Editor is Harry H. Collier, No.
9,")0 C street. Tacoma. Address him on all
Poultry matters. J
Have you white-washed your hen
houses ? If not do so at once.
Have you enough green food planted
for winter ? If you want eggs then,
now is the time to prepare for them.
The new Standard of Perfection is
now in circulation and every breeder
should have a copy. Send $1.50 to this
department and receive a copy and
The Ranch for a year.
Do not feed much grain to your hens
these hot days, but plenty of green
food, meat, bone, etc., with a small al
lowance of grain in the evening.
It will pay you to pen up your broil
ers for fattening for two weeks pre
vious to marketing. If fed early and
often all they will eat up clean in two
weeks will add a pound each to their
weight and they are worth 12>£ cents a
pound in market.
The Inter-State Fair Poultry Show
will be a big- thing- and every breeder
should have something on exhibition
What is the matter with that Yaki
ina Club ? Can't someone take the
lead, put it on .its feet and make ar
rangements for a big- poultry exhibit ?
A number of the sound breeders would
bring- over their stock if proper en
couragement was given.
A poultry show circuit is about to be
established between California, Ore
gon, Washing-ton and British Colum
bia, and one of the best judg-es 'in the
east will be brought to judge their
In 1895 a World's Fair Poultry Show
will be held in New York. Would it
not be a good idea .to call that poultry
convention and send a delegate from
Washington ? We would be glad to
hear from the breeders on the subject.
Keep your chicks free from lice and
you will raise lots of chicks. Reuieui-
ber, chicks and lice cannot thrive in
Here on the Pacific coast, the poul
t.yman gets the best results from
chickens hatched not earlier than May
15th, nor later than July Ist, and some
poultrymen say that the best breeders
are hatched in June.
The latest bird asking- for public
favor is the L,a Plunia, in which the
originator claims to have all the g-ood
points and none of the bad. We have
not seen a specimen and cannot vouch
for the accuracy of this statement.
Hard Times Poultry.
If there is to be an addition to the
revenue it must be done witli the birds
that will g-ive a return for the food
used. The scrub is not suitable for
hard times. It does not pay for itself,
and is an expense. As the people are
passing- over the late financial flurry
and g-etting- on a more solid founda
tion, the best way to recuperate, if the
flocks are to assist, is to beg-in with
something- serviceable. The scrub
fowl will prove unremunerative, and
the best hard times poultry are the
pure breeds, as they will g^ive more
meat than can be obtained from scrubs.
—Farm and Fireside.
It Pays to Keep the Best.
The poultry interest is somewhat on
the increase in spite of the hard times.
A poultryman in Tacoma has a yard
of barred Plymouth Rocks that yield
him an average of four sitting's of
eggs a week, and he has sold all that
he could spare at $2 per sitting-, which
makes an income of $8 per week from
ten hens .and a cock.
Feed costs him about 25 cents per
week. The first cost of his fowls was
an averag-e of $5 each, making- a total
cost of $55. Up to the present time
he has received this season $64 for
eg-g-s, besides setting seventy-five eggs
himself. Could any one do as well
with the same amount of capital in
vested in any other business?
This party is only one of many, and
he has succeeded because he went at it
in the right way—advertising- what he
had to sell and selling- all he had for
sale. If he had double the number of
fowls he would find no trouble ia sell
ing- all the eggs they would lay.
Eggs for hatching"—Thoroughbred
Plymouth Rocks, Light Brahuias and
S. S. Hainburgs. H. D. Cock, North
Buff Leghorn Egg*.
A few settings of Buff Leghorns at
$5 per 15. Stock is from Arnold's best
yards, costing $10 per setting.
North Yakima, Wash.
St. Paul & Taconia
Having 1 •opened a yard in North
Yakima will carry a complete stock of
Lumber, Shingles, Lath,
Prompt delivery. First-class stock.
Mill at Tacoma, Wash.
W. D. SCOTT,
Manager North Yakitna Yard.
BEEKEEPERS' SUPPLIES for
stile. My own manufacture; The
cheapostover offered on the PaciHc
Coast. First-class In every respect.
Price List free. Address,
C. E. PHENICIB,
1020 East :Mth St., - Tacoma. vVn.
Mention Tub Ranch.
The Manufacture of ■"
la our spaclnlty. Price only $2 each. Write
DOWNBR <St SMITH,
Cabinet Makers. NORTH YAKIMA.
ew Type m
Is now prepared to
do all kinds of
Job and Book Work.
Special attention given to Nursery-
Catalogues, Live Stock Post
ers and Bills.
Bill Heads, Letter Heads, Envelopes,
Cards, Statements, and all
Commercial work at
LOW RATES FOR CASH.
By Buying- Young- Stock.
BIG BARGAINS IN —
Barred Plymouth Rocks,
Pekin Ducks and Wyandottes,
After July 1.
All kinds of Poultry Supplies.
I REX EGG FOOD:
Send $1 for the New Standard. Eg-gs
$2 per 13. Stock for sale. A splen
did pair of Dark Brahmas, only $5.
Hakky H. Coi.UKK, 950 C St., Tacoma.