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10 . T.MB REgBJtJt EARMJiR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908. I
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FOOD FOR LAYING HENS.
Lcwiston, Nov. 16, 1908.
Editor Dcserct Farmer: Will you
kindly tell me how much grain or
food hens need' to keep them in good
healthy condition for laying purposes?
I give them a mash of table scraps,
wheat, bran and milk almost every
day together with cabbage and man
gels for green and a mixture of wheat
and oats as the grain. Not knowing
how much they need I am afraid I
have been giving too much, because
they do not socm as lively as they did
and are not laying as many "eggs.
Please let mc know what fifty hens
M-RS. A. BERGESON, Lcwiston.
Answer by C. S. Gorllne, Poultry
The general rule is one quart of
feed to each twelve hens and the
usual method of feeding is whole
grain in litter or straw in a scratching
shed twice a day morning and even
ingwith a mash at noon; some pre
fer the mash at night, others in the
morning .the time, wc think is im
material, but the mash and green food
is required as a succulent offset to the
dry grain. Therefore, as a morning
feed for 50 hens, say four quarts of
wheat, and the same amount at night,
with mash and green stuff at noon or
through the day. The next day, we
would alternate with oats, the aim
being variety, and as much as pos
sible. Your feeding isSill right, and
at this season of the year, you are
safe in giving them all they will eat,
but generous feeding will not make
good layers of poor ones; it will sim
ply -bring out the best there is in therm.
Jf roots and ensilage improve the
health of animals, and1 cheapen the
cost of the food, they will do the same
thing for fowls. It is too expensive
to feed grain exclusively, when the
winters are long and severe, anil as
the hens prefer a variety of food, they
should have it. All grains this year
are especially high in price and their
use should hk curtailed as much as
possible. It is the mixed food, the
combination of various elements, that
enables the hen to provide the differ
ent substaneds that make up the com-
bination called an egg. Lime, phos- H
phatcs, nitrogen, magnesia, and water, H
arc elements that arc absolutely cs- H
scntials and many foods contain an Jfl
excess of sonic kinds and a deficiency jfl
of others. When a mixed food is giv- jfl
en, there is a partial balancing of the fl
needed elements, and the several var- fl
ieties assist in digesting each other, fl
thereby avoiding waste of undigested fl
food. A quart of commcal, added to fl
half a peck of cooked turnips, will fl
provide a better meal than can be pro- fl
cured from cither the cornmeal or fl
turnips if fed alone. Finely chopped fl
ensilage, or clover, or alfalfa, small fl
potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, or fl
any succulent, bulky food', served with fl
an admixture of a variety of ground fl
grain will provide the hens with a fl
larger supply of egg elements and en- fl
tail less cost for food than when the fl
hens arc fed entirely on grain. fl
The Maine Agricultural Experiment H
Station is now mailing bulletin No. H
159, containing an account of mcth- fl
ods and devices in the breeding of fl
pedigreed poultry. To keep pedigree fl
records of large numbers of individual V
fowls demands adequate methods and fJ
appliances for the work. Bulletin No.
159 describes first a new trap nest; m
second a pedigree -egg distributing jft
table for storing eggs awaiting incu- m
bation; third an incubator basket for T2
keeping track of pedigreed eggs dur- J
ing incubation; fourth a device for 1
mechanically banding chick leg bands, I
and fifth a system of keeping pedigree I
records. On account of its technical
nature, this bulletin is issued in a lim
ited edition, and is not being sent to
the general mailing list of the station.
Until the edition is exhausted, how
ever, a copy will be sent to any in
terested person application.
The poultryman finds at times that
he can not wash every stain from his
basket of eggs with water h'ut by rub
bing the stains with home-made cider
vinegar every trace of the blemish
will be removed and leave the egg
clean and shining. He should always
be careful that his eggs are clean
when he takes them to market. If
he does not receive a higher price for
clean eggs than for dirty ones, he
certainly ought to. Kansas Farrper.