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I 10 THE DESERET FARMER Saturday, December is, 1908. I
H S. C. WHITE LEGHORNS
S. C. BLACK LEGHORNS
FOR SALE, 25 COCKERELS.
H No Better Anywhere.
I Hagman's
LEGHORN POULTRY YARDS
336 N. 2nd West, Salt Lake City.
MannnMMMRtaMMHHMMNWHMMnWMMMlMMMMWHHI
Why Suffer Witt) Rheumatism
When for $1.00 you can be cured for
life? My druglcss device docs the
work. Send $1.00 to S. L. HAYES,
Colonial Hotel, Salt Lake City, and
he will send you the device, guaran
teed. Reference if desired. Corres
pond with me.
WANTED. To buy 30 hens and
Spring Chickens. 'Phone, Murray,
6o-K or address, Poultry Farm, 786
Scott Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah.
I WHITE LEGHORNS j
LAYING STRAIN OF COCKERELS 1
Thc&e birds will probably lay as many eggs, right now, as some
of your hens Whatl Hens don't lay any eggs now? Well, ncith- ,
er do these cockerels, but their mothers, grand-mothers and great
grand-mothers for thirty-fio generations were selected layers ,
trom great egg producers and the egg laying habit is transmitted t
directly through the male line. If you are not getting all the
ggs you wish, try a crou from this laying strain.
C. S. GORLINE
1224 Ea.t'l2 South Street SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH !
I EGGS, TURKEYS, GEESE AND DUCKS
I W want them. We pay CASH. Write us what you have or
can get to sell.
1 BROOK RANCH COMMISSION COMPANY
;
H 551 SOUTH STATE ST., SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
Hi
I . ; "They Look Good to Me!" j
li That's What Everyone Says about i
1 ;; "MANDY LEE" v
I Incubators and Brooders
1
I With the new models there is absolute-
II ly no GUESSWORK Heat, Moisture I
B and Ventilation, measured and regulat- f
ed to a Scientific nicety & j 1
I j Porter -Walton Co. I
I I Salt Lake City I
I 1 Agents for Utah and Idaho I
I i FREE CATALOG UPON REQUEST f
P O U b T R Y I
THE FEED PROBLEM.
C S. Gorline.
The yearly problem of what to feed
and how to feed it is again before us.
Birds that have had the liberty of a
good range arc now denied the luxury
of growing green food and a plentiful
insect diet. During the late fall and
winter, domestic birds, like wild ones,
ere compelled to substitute the green
and insect food for one composed
principally of grain, and here is where
the trouble beginsfirst for the poul
tryman, and last but not least, for the
poultry. The trouble of the first is
the expense of the grain and the loss
incurred if that grain diet fails to be
offset by a generous egg yield while
the price is high, and the trouble be
gins with the poultry if the grain fed
Grain Protein Carbohydrates
Corn 10.4 per ct. 70.3 per ct.
Wheat 1 1.9 per ct. 71.9 per ct.
Oats 1 1.8 per ct. 59.7 per ct.
Barley 12.4 per ct. 69.8 per ct.
From this analysis, wc learn that
barley has a higher per ccntagc of
protein with a less per ccntagc of car
bonaceous and fatty matter than any
one of the others. Now, it is well
known to experienced feeders for win
ter egg production, that a food rich
in fat making elements is fed to ad
vantage only in limited quantity,
while a food that is rich in protein
will produce best results.
There is one exception to this, how
ever, that should be here noticed, and
that is in feeding oats. It will be
seen from the above analysis that
oats hos a greater per ccntage of fats
than wheat or barley and less energy.
This is a fallacy that will be readily
admitted by every experienced feeder,
for while oats has theoretically but 96
calorics; in practice it has about 400;
it will make a horse run and play, it
will make a cock crow and it will
make a hen scratch and sing and it is
the scratching, singing hen that will
produce eggs, but there is the ob
jection of price and the fact that
fowls have to be taught to eat it; it
must be fed to them in mash and
mixed with other ground grain while
the birds arc growing. Otherwise,
they will eat barely enough to sus
tain life, even though it is rolled or
i
fails to furnish the required chemical
elements to keep the birds in good
health nd functional activity. First,
it must build up and sustain the or
ganic system; second, it must furnish
heat to keep up the body warmth and
third and' most important, strength
and energy for cell building, or body '
making. The average Western poul
tryman has practically but four grains
to choose from, namely, corn, wheat,
oats and barley, which arc wholesal
ing in this market at this time at the
following prices: Cracked corn, $1.80;
wheat, $1.85, rolled oats, $1.70 and
rolled barley $1.50 per cwt. At a
glance, it will be seen that barley is
th cheapest grain in price, but how '
about the feed value. Reference to (
the U. S. government bulletin on the I
value of feed stuffs shows as follows:
Fnts Nutritive Potential
. ratio energy
5 per ct. 1:7.9 106
2.1 per ct. 1:6.3 . 102
5 per ct. 1:6.1 96
1.8 per ct. 1:6 100
cracked. This is not true of rolled
barley. Both old and young chicks
like it, and as a feed basis, it is almost
as good as oats, and if alternated with
wheat, the two will fornu an almost
perfect grain food that will be found
good summer and winter. In the
corn producing belt, where corn may
be had at a much less price, it may, if
cracked, be alternated with cither
barley or oats in cold weather, but in
mild or warm weather it is too heat
ing and contains too high per ccntagc
of fats. It is not advisable to feed
whole corn at any time, but when
birds are on a range, there is less ob
jection to using the whole corn. We
arc aware that in the corn producing
belt, whole corn is fed by many poul
try raisers to the exclusion of all oth
er "grains, but that is doubtless on ac- '
count of cheapness and con
venience without reference to its food
value. i
Second in importance to grain feed i
is the meat food. To such as possess
a bone grindler and the strength and
patience to convert groen ibonc to u
pulp, the green cut bone will prove
the cheapest and best food where
market eggs only are sought, Where
fertility is sought, well cooked lean
meat will prove the cheaper in the

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