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The larmeis of the New Northwest
ure bagtaning to see the real merit of the
thoroughbred fowl. This development
of interest in the poultry business is very
gratifying. The man who avers now
adays that "the chicken isn't worth
botherinsr with" is becoming scarcer all
the time. Then the fellow who says
that the standnnl-bred fowl is "all a
fake,' 1 is also rapidly disappearing—
probably drowned in the depths of his
own ignorance. For it is getting into
deep water when the declaration is made
thai there is no utility in the feathered
thoroughbred. It in a fact that any barn
yard dung-hill can produce an egg that
will hatjh. She can become broody and
set on that egg and in the course of time
bring forth a measly chick. She can
rear that chick to maturity, to fatten
and to be used as food. We must ad
mit that in the mere point of "doinjj 1'
the mongrel and the thoroughbred are
equal; but there is a difference in the
quantity and the quality of their doing.
Can the scrub cow produce Hie butter
of the Jersey or the beef of tlie Her
Can the dung-hill heu in egg produc
tion equal the Minorca or the Leghorn;
or in flesh making surpass the Cochin or
Is the Percheron, the Clydesdale or the
lithe racer that trots a mile in 2 :02 of no
more account than the raw-honed, dis
Each breed of fowls, like each breed of
cattle, has its place, and in that place
alone can it perform the peculiar func
tions for which it is bred. You would
not think of investing in Jerseys if you
wanted an animal for beef; neither
ought you to put your money in Leg
horns should you wish to raise 12-pound
chickens. This !• the very thing that is
often done by the inexperienced and the
result is one more anti-thoroughbred en
tlmsi'ist. l*nt the wrong fowl in the
wrong place ani t lie result is failure —
the fancy fowl is branded as a humbug
and its adherants as "cranks."'
TfICOtUA has already arranged to luivo
a mid-winter poultry show at T;i
coma to be held daring t!i« first week of
Ne^r York Cash Store ?SSS£
< Jcnts', Ladies' and ('liildroifs Furnishing Goods, Moots,
Shoes, Tinware, Stationery, Notions, etc.
Goods Always Sold Below the Regular Prices.
RANCHK AND RANGE.
'!IN. Theodore llewes, of MidSOUri,
has !;een engaffOri as judge.
The I'uget Hound Poultry Association
have closed with I. K. l'elch, of Nalick,
Mass., to judjje their annual poultry
Blum to be held Jan. '98.
Tlie Spokane Poultry and Pel Stock
Association will have the same lodge.
The egtf product of the United Btatea
is greater in value tlnin the product of
ihe iron furoaceff; is about twice llie val
ue of the wool product, and about three
or four times that of the output of silver.
The laying capacity of hens is capable
of development just as are the milking
traits of cows.
Every fall there are imported carloads
of poultry into northwestern cities to fill
the demands of the holiday trade. There
is no good reason why we should not
raise all the chickens, turkeys, geese,
ducks, etc. i required tor home consump
tion, hut do a large export business.
If rightly handled good hens lty from
150 to 2<U eggs per year.
Its the winter-laying hen that pays the
Fresh water and grit must be provided
for the little chicks.
The chief food for the tirst six weeks
for the newly hatched chicks should be
coarse oat meal moistened with sweet
(live the chickens elbow room. Eight
to ten feet square for each fowl is not
too much to figure on in building a lien
Do yon keep |)iire-bipd poultry of any
kind? Yon will find it easy to dispose
of your surplus fancy stock and eggs hj
advertising in this journal. Its readers
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X If you arc in need of any kind of farm, field or gar— |§
X den seeds, call on or write to Fawcett Bros. They B§
Sp have the largest stock in Central Washington! Also a Ej|
Eh full line of farm implements, buggies, carriages, wag- 83
§3 ons, etc. ( all or write for prices. «<a
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S Fawcett Bros. jg
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are the diversified fanners of the North
west, ns well a^ the (anciers; and the
progressive farmers, who run their small
flocks for profit, are the ones that make
tire market for purebred stock and eg&f.
W. If. Wbipplfl is a North Yakima
breeder of Bw(F r^gbbfni. 1-tomi hit card
in this issue.
In order to make a hen lay she should
be kept bu»y all the time. Scatter tie
grain in chair aud make them scratch.
Cliickfl should not !>e removed from
the nest until they have been 21 hours
out of the shell. This givei them plenty
of time to dry perfectly and become
•trong enough to stand and oat.
Leonard Schott, vice-president of tl c
Washington State Poultry Association,
now keeps pens of both White and
Barred Plymouth Rocki of the very
finest strains. Mr. Schott is an enthus
iastic poultry man, and as he is ul inning
to retire from his immense shoe business
in North Yakima soon, he will be able to
devote much more time to his yards.
.Short articles, of practical experience,
are always welcome;
r?I D PLYMOUTH ROCKS
My Barred Hocks carried first prize nt
"Washington State Fair.
Head of Pen of White Itooks scored it).
K<;< is, per Betting, VLSO,
Knrth Yalrlmn, - - - Washington.
Eggs $1.00 Per Setting.
\V. H. Whipple, North Yakinia, Wash.