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PROFITS IN CAPONIZING.
A correspondent of the Reliable
Poultry Journal writes: I have
been an operator for over five years
and have caponized over 3,000
birds of most all breeds and crosses
in that time.
As to the profits over the old
way of selling the cockerels on the
market, I have found quite a differ
ence in favor of the capons. As a
rule, early hatched chicks at two
pounds are worth I2>^c per pound,
or 25c each. When they get to be
three, four and five pound chicks,
the price per pound falls as the
weight advances, until about 25c is
as much as they will bring, no mat
ter when we sell them.
If cockerels are caponized, the
larger they get, the higher they are
by the pound. It is no trouble to
make May hatched chicks weigh
from nine to ten pounds by the first
of February, if caponized at the
right time, and very early hatched
chicks will weigh from eleven to 1*
I have had Partridge Cochins
weigh thirteen pounds, and have
got i2>^c per pound for them, gross
weight. Last winter I got ioc for
my capons; while if they had been
cockerels, I could have got only
2^c per pound.
I have found the Partridge Co
chins the best breed for capons,
with Barred Plymouth Rocks sec- !
ond. While some crosses are good
I prefer the thoroughbred. The
best cross I ever raised was a White
Plymouth Rock cock and Brahma
hen, or a Barred Plymouth Rock
cock and Partridge Cochin hen.
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RANCHE AND RANGE.
The worst fault with the Plymouth
Rocks is their large comb and gills,
and when crossed with the Cornish
Indian Games they do not make
A large proportion of the young
tiirke) Ts that die are killed by lice;
look out for them.
Kggs are scarce in California.
Six carloads were unloaded in San
Francisco one day last week.
Although a man may find that
his hens pay better than his cows,
it does not follow that it would be
advisable for him to sell his cows
and put all his money into hens.
Better have several sails drawing
than to depend upon one for finan
The color of the shell is not the
index to the quality of the eggs,
bat in most markets a pure white
shelled egg sells better than any
other; but with them more care
must be taken, for the white shell
must not be soiled with the least
speck of dirt or its superior value is
Every year people begin poultry
keeping with a vague notion that it
is an easy way to make a living, all
the work being done, mainly, by
the hens. But such persons inevi
tably fail, as they ought. There is
no easy way to success in anything.
To keep fowls free from disease and
vermin needs constant attention and
a good deal of dirt and manual
"Your paper is chuck full of in
formation for the ranchers," writes
J. W. Goodwin & Co., of Seattle.
Thirty-five words or less in Ill's depa t
ment, 60 cents ♦ach insertion. One year,
#12.00, and lie paper fee.
Ekks. Finest strains of B. P. Rocks, White
and Hull" Wyandottes. Eggs. M lor 15. A few
breeders left. W. L. Long. Marshfield. Mis
Thoroughbred Collie pups. R'chest'breed
ing for p iiiltry or pigeons. Appleton Poul ry
Co.. Appleton. Wis. . 7-8t
Buff Leghorns for sale. Arnold Mm in.
Pen No. 1 headed by a son of Keystone Buy
scoring 1)3, mated to twelve lipiis and pullets
scoring 93 to SSI. Eggs. «2 fin 15 or sS/jO lor 80.
Joe W. Davis, «> West Hill street, Wi.bash;
Peter Stohry, Shelbyville, Indiana, box
741, breeder of Black Mlnorcas, Rose Comb
Brown Leghorns, Will c Plymouth Hocks,
Eggs, $1 50 a sitting. A few god Hose Comb
Browu Leghorn Cockerels for sale. Enclose
stamp for reply, "dm
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS
<;'•' Eggs for hatching, $1 per IS.
PIT GAriES--Have a few setting's
from my winning stock. .
Eggs, $3.00 per IS.
J. B. Webber, 1717 Harrison St., 2
J. D. ncUlJcf, ■■•■Seattle, Wash.
D. H. DWIGHT,
Barred Plyuiontli Bocks Exclnsivuly.
The Essex Strain. Mated by Fetch. I took
more premiums at, Spokane, '»7, than any
other exhibitor of 1?. P. H. A few prize hens
l.d months old for sale cheap. Correspond
ence solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
1905 Pacific Aye., - Spokane, Wash.
White Plymouth Rocks Exclusively
Took all prizes tut ore in their class at
Spokane Poultry Show, ''.1". . ...
EGOS. >3.ooper setting; .'! settings, $3.00. ■' -' <
Hazelwood Dairy Co., Spokane.
"'•■": All About Hens!
The Pacific Poultryman
HCstrr3T £31. Oolliier Ed.itor. .
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