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INCREASING PROSPERITY IN THE
STATE REFLECTED BY IN
COME PAYMENTS
Intamal Revsnua Collector States In
coma Return« Show Increase
TEE#
Increasing prosperity In Montana la
reflected by income tax payments of
the present fiscal year, according to C.
A. Rastntmsen, Internal revenue collée
tor for the state, although It Is still a
matter of doubt how the present year
Will compare with last year.
"In spite of the fact that the sur- 1
CORPORATION RETURNS URGE
if
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; ISxea were lowered, and the exemp
tion* were broadened from #1,000 to I
#1,000 In the case of single men and |
from #2,500 to #8,500 for married men
•aid Mr. Rasmussen, "we received ap-1
proxlmately #100,000 more money by I
March 81 than we did a year ago.
"And whereas lest year from 10 to
IS per rent of the corporations in the)
state filed taxable returns, this year
between 30 and 40 per cent filed tax
able returns, which indicates that the
state 1# enjoying Increased prosperity.
, Taxable returns are those showing In
comes large enough to require pay
ment of taxes."
Budget for State Collages
For their operation during the fiscal
year ending June 80. 1927, there will
be available for the various units and
co-ordinating activities of the Unlver
sity of Montana, the sum of #874,940.
together with the Income from per
manent funds, endowments and land
grants, fees, earnings and contrlbu-1
tlonat • "
The sum appropriated hy the 1925
legislature for the period Is dlvled as
follows ;
University, #856.100; college, #204,-1
000; s c h ool s o f mi ne s, #41,300 ; normal
college, #76,090; agricultural expert
ment station, #73,087; grain laboratory,
#9.024; horticultural branch station,
#4,801; Huntley experiment station,
11,920; Judith basin branch station,
118,517; Fort Keogh livestock station,
1768; garicultural extension, #84,379;
refund of student fares, #10,000.
Will Check up Potatoes
H. Elwood Morris of the Montana
experiment station, an expert on pota
toes, has gone to Baton Rouge, Ln„
for the Louisiana potato tour to check
up on the Montana potato seed stock
under cultivation under field condi
tions In Louisiana and Arkansas, and
to check up on the trail tests at the
Louisiana State college.
Mr. Morris Is being sent on this
trip by thé Montana Potato 'Improve
ment association, the Montana Deve-.
lopment association, the Helena Com
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merclal club and the Billings Com
• merclal club. He will stop at New
Orleans and Baton Bouge Ln Louisi
ana and in Little Rock aud Fort Smith
In Arkansas.
Co-ed Wins Medal
Miss Edith Swingle of Montana State
college Is the winner of the Anceney
rifle medal, having the high score for
ths rifle team with 96 points out of
possible 100 for the year. The team
a— «æ
averages and Individual scores were
much higher this year than In previous
ire
years. Sixteen girls entered the meet.
Mies Sarah Kendall tied with Miss
Swingle for first place honors, btrt was
not eligible for the medal because she
won It last year.
Proportions are being made for re
placing the present Montana Power
company transmission line between
Red Lodge and Fromberg with heavier
wire. The wire is now here and It
la expected that a crew of linemen
will start soon on the work of string
ing. Some difficulty will be experi
enced In carrying on the work In a
section of rough country Impossible
to cover In motor truck and representa
tives of the company covered the ter
ritory in an effort to determine the
beat menas of handling the wire.
A track and field meet for the chil
dren in the schools on the Tongue
River reservation la to be held at Lame
Deer, May 7. About 800 Indian chil
to part The
children are to be divided Into four
groups, according to age and, there
will be events for both boys and girls.
District, government, and mission
schools will be represented.
The Forsyth Rod and Gun club has
Just placed 80,000 Eastern Brook
trout In four Rosebud county streams
for breeding purposes. The fish were
entered In the Rosebud Reservation,
Armelle and Beaver creeks. Accord
ing to offleals of the rod and gun dub
an attempt will be made to secure
some Loch Leven trout as soon as
possible.
Miss Ruth Robertson, superintendent
of the Forsyth Deaconess hospital for
almost five years, and Miss Donna
Watt*,' assistant superintendent, left
for Havre to take charge of the new
Deaconess hospital there. _
Vic File, coach at the Terry high
school was Injured by a Impound shot
dropping on the big toe of his left
foot while Supervising some field work.
, h-rey eXMtdnatkm showed
(roe but the accident greatly
l»c«pacfe*e« Mm Ihr his work in
no
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on ns
ADVANCE IN MONTANA
Treasury of State Oeta the Largest
Single Payeront Yet
Received
The largest single payment yet re
ceived hy the state upon Its oil royal
ties was received a few days ago by
L M. Bramljord, register of state lands.
. in settlement of oil royalties on two
1 j MS4 ^ on t n,te land In the Kovin-Sdn
burnt field Checks aggregating #28,
i 884J7 ★ere received.
. Of .this amount #16,717.02 came from
[Vice Oil company, and |11,817.86
from the Homestalft ExploratMn com
Pany, 1» payment of the state's share
of tbe production on 80 acres of state
land for the month of March. The
money, with some other smnll royalty
"chools permanent fund.
This settlement brings out In a
payments, is placed In the public
startling manner tbs increase In pro
dnctlon In that field upon state lands,
"web sources during ths entire calen
dar year of 1Ö25 was but #49,188.50.
~;_ runnru -" i .v". : l; ._
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| r08Slf TO df8l9 TflulOluS
as the entire receipts by the state from
— The Meadow Creek ranch home of
Senator Dan Tewey, on Race Track
creek, eight miles east of Deer Lodge,
was destroyed by fire, with a loss of
# 12 , 000 .
part the Indebtness of Petroleum
I «wnty to Fergus county, has been re
<*l*ed by the Fergus county treasurer,
The balance Is to be paid In three
annual Installments. Petroleum county
having sold bonds to enable the set
of education have been appointed by
Governor Erickson. They ar e Walt er
M. Bickford of Missoula to succeed
J. H, T. Hyman of that city and James
Sidney M. Fanner, of Butte. Both
term« expire February 1, 1030._
Well« on stale land produced 183,000
barrels of oil during March, records
of the state hoard of equalization
»how. The state received a royalty
of J2hi per cent on thle production,
which, at present field prices, will
mean approximately #26,300.
tlement.
The new members of the state board
H. Rowe of Butte to succeed Judge
The
money goes to the permanent school
fund.
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** * he flreat . F " U *
club. Plans are to engage a speaker
of national prominence. Gov, Nellie
T. Ross of Wyoming and Theodore
Legal restriction may prevent the
proposed expenditure by Cascade coun
ty of more than #10,000 for the pur
chase of the Montana Livestock pavil
ion and an adjacent tract of land for
fairground purposes, according to an
opinion given the commissioners by
Deputy County Attorney W-. P. Cos
tello.
A three-day Fourth of July celebra
tion, Inclu ding a wild west show, Is
planned for Great Falls July. 8, 4 and
Roosevelt were discussed as possible
speakers.
A large number of locomotives now
used on the Butte division of the Great
Northern railway will be converted
from coal to oil burning, according to
orders of the operating division at St.
Paul. It Is understood that 85 of the
aV
frp, * ht and P"*« on Jr»' r engines now ns
Ing coat on the division will be con
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rert#d ,nt0 0,1 burner * 1,1 the immediate
future.
I George Noffslnger Is the official
«coût for wilderness camp sites In the
recesses of the rocky mountains In
Glacier national park. He already has
discovered sites for a chain of tourist
camps which will he In operation dur
ing the season of 1926, making It pos
sible for tho American tourists to
visit a region of the Rocky mountains
where only campers with pack horse
equipment hitherto have been able to
go.
Engineers expect to finish the sup
véy for the Montana. Dakota Power
company's new pipe line within a short
time, extending from the Cabin Creek
field to Glendive. Several carloads
of pipe have been unloaded at Carlyle
and Olendlve, from where It will he
distributed along the route that has
been staked out by the engineers.
Other materials and machinery are
expected and a large crew of men
will be put to work laying the main
line and laterals In town.
Once the position of marshall of the
Montana supreme court was an arm
chair Job. Not so now. The marshall
is expected to act as law clerk for the
court and It la probable that when the
present vacancy is filled the court will
seek a young lawyer with stenographic
experience for the place. For the pre
sent. however, the court will get along
without a marshal to succeed Edward
Ahern who has resigned to enter the
practice of law at Havre. O. H. Crane,
court attendant, will assume the work
In addition to h!s own and after va
cation this fall, the court will fill the
position.
Mrs. John White, a pioneer who
crossed the plains with her husband
in 1866, and who lived In Boseman
or the Qalllntln valley nearly 60 years,
died at her home. She was born In
England and would have been 85 years
old in September.
Estimated expenditures for road con
struction and maintenance by state
and local authorities Ih Montana for
the year 1926, are the lowest of any
at the state« with the exception of Ne
vada. figures compiled by the bureau
of public roe da Iudicata
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FEED DAIRY COWS
LIBERALLY PAYS
Many dairymen are finding, that It
is more profitable to feed good cows
liberally than to feed a larger number
'of cowa poorly or only fairly weUL It
le a common observation among dairy
men that good cows will return
profit on all the feed they will eat If
'.be ration la well balanced.
Cow-teat' association record» re
peatedly show that the greatest re
turns over feed costa are made by the
-ows which consume the largest
amount of feed.
Tests made by the dairy department
at the Ohio experiment station show
that good cows fed more liberally than
Is the general practice not only
produce more milk and butterfat than
the same cows on the ordinary ration,
but produce a larger amount at a
lower cost per pound.
The average annual butterfat pro
duction of these cows fed a ration
ordinarily considered ample was g30
pounds. On the more generous ration
the average production of the same
?ows was 568 pounds.
As the amount of feed used tor
maintaining the animals was practl
cally the same In both cases, the
greater part of the additional feed
In the liberal ration was available for
production.
Not nil cows will use tbe extra feed
for milk production ; some of limited
productive capacity will not permit
liberal feeding or will turn the extra
feed Into bodily fat.
these cases Is liberal feeding profitable
and with such cows ordinary feeding
will likely prove unprofitable.
In neither of
Dairy Cows Need Plenty
of Water to Make Milk
Water in the dairy cow's ration can
not be overemphasized, because It rep
resents seven-eighths of the contents
which go in the milk pall. A short
age of water will cut down the milk
supply more quickly than will a short
age of any particular feed.
Tests at experiment stations show
that a cow will consume from 3 to 4
pounds of water to each pound of dry
matter. If the cow is producing 4 to
5 gallons of milk she will need more
than that quantity of water.
Tlie average animal In tbe herd will
consume 12 gallons or 100 pounds of
water each day. One cow on test at
the Missouri station giving 110 pounds
of milk dally consumed 650 peends
or 65 gallons of water In a day.
Water la more often the limiting
factor In production during cold snaps.
Tbe two things which affect the quan
tity a cow can drink are the tempera
ture of the water and the number of
times she drinks. No digestive sys
tem, even a cow's, can take 100 pounds
of Ice water at one time and not be
Age to Breed Heifer Is
Important to Dairyman
The age to breed the dairy heifer
will depend somewhat upon the de
velopment of the particular animal la
question. If the Individual is well
grown and has a tendency to lay on
fat, she should be bred at an earlier
age than one not so well grown and
showing less pendency to condition
readily. The well-developed Jersey
should be bred to drop her first calf
when not more than 26 months of
age, better yet 24 months If possible.
The heifer of slower growth and less
vigor should be allowed about 4
months longer.
The aim among dairymen Is to put
the young heifer on the paying list
early In life without permanently
Injuring the individual. If bred too
young the energies of the heifer are
devoted to the foetus, later milk yield
ing, with the result that the growth
Is greatly hindered and often stunted.
The breeding time for young heifers
Is very Important and should be
sidered If you expert the animal to
do her best.
COfe
Dairy Facts
A gallon of milk weighs about eight
and a half pounds.
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All grains or concentrates make bet
ter feed If they are ground.
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A cow ordinarily eats from SO to 46
pounds of silage per day and from 10
to 20 pounds of hay.
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In most cases at present, it la poor
economy to try to get along with farm
grown feeds exclusively.
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Feeds can be mixed In lota of aev
eral hundred pounds by shoveling back
and forth on a tight floor.
Improperly ventilated barns are not
only harmful to the cows, but often
cause odors to get Into the milk dur
*ng the mH&lng process.
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One of tbe biggest difficulties in bal
ancing up the dairy ration ts that most
of the feeds are high la carbohydrates
and fiat but lacking in protein.
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The dairyman who overlook» i*
game« for hla dairy cattle U decreas
ing hie efficiency and Increasing bis
costa in the production of dairy 9r9 §.
acte.
Montana
Ranch News
By JOHN DEXTKB
H. E. Morris, plant pathologist for
the Montana Experiment Station, and
W. M. Purdy, potato grower of Chi
nook; are taking part In the southern
potato ln*i>eetlon tour to look after tbe
Interests of Montana seed potato gnqw
era. Delegates from tbe Importtnt
seed producing states take advantage
e_.of this annual event to check up on
} the results of seed teats conducted by
the Louisiana Experiment Station and
to visit some of the large commercial
potato growers In tbe south. In recent
years certain strains of Montsna cer
tified Bliss Triumph seed potatoes
have outylelded potatoes from other
states and as a result certain Montana
growers have established a high repu
tation for quality production. Seed
potato stocks deteriorate rapidly if
every precaution Is not taken to keep
out disease. For this reason the an
nual tests In the south are repeated
each year. Seed growers thus are
able to keep an accurate check on the
condition of their stock and commer
cial planters of the south have a
means of comparing different strains
of potatoes. The seed potato produc
tion Industry of the state la being
gradually expanded and growers are
faced with the need of extending their
market In the south to dispose of the
Increasing supply. The growers are
accomplishing this purpose by means
of tbe Experiment Station testa and by
the distribution of seed samples to
commercial growers In the south. The
delegates from Montana represent the
Montana Potato Improvement Associa
tion, the Northern Montana Potato
Association. Montana Development As
aociation, Montana Experiment Sta
tlon, the Helena Commercial club and
the Billings Chamber of Commerce,
organizations which are taking an ac
tive part In the development of the
seed potato Industry In the state.
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Mont a na' s lamb crop 1« proving to
be unusually large this year, according
to Murray Btehblns of Helena, secre
tary of the Woolgrowers' association.
Losses have been very light and unless
May should happen to be an uncom
monly stormy month, the high percent
age of Iambs Is expected to continue.
The secretary told of having been at
the ranch of Dr. H. O. Gardner near
Anaconda recently, where the lamb
crop has been 139 per cent this year
These sheep are all registered stock,
but results comparatively as good are
being obtained generally. More and
more Montana wool Is being consigned
for marketing to the National Wool ex
change, Mr. Stebhlns Indicated. That
concern, which this year Is handling
wool for Wyoming, Utah and Idaho In
addition to Montana, the place of Its
original operations, expects to have
20,1X10,000 pounds of wool listed with
It this year. Although It appears that.
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the price of Montana wool, now about
38 cents a pound, will be from five to
fix cents below last year's average,
the Indications of heavier clips will
far toward offsetting the difference
price, the woolgrowers' secretary
serted.
D. B. Noble, county agent of Roose
velt county, has made arrangements
for carrying on cooperative grain va
riety tests In practically every Import
ant agricultural community In his
county. Wheat tests will he conducted
hy .7. C. Jacobson of Froid, Charles
Smith of Balnville. John Simpson
Culbertson, Karl Maltby and A. F.
Toavs of Wolf Point, Percy Martin and
E. A. LePouce of Balnville and Charles
Hawkins of Lanark. Earl Coin of
Poplar will coridmrt an oat variety
test, and Oscar Iverson of Poplar and
W. C. Adams of Froid will grow differ
ent strains and varieties of flax. The
work Is a part of the farm and com
munity Improvement program and the
tests will give farmers In all parts of
the county a chance to compare results
of different varieties under Roosevelt
county conditions.
Musselsbell county hogs received an
other recognition of quality when^ a
shipment was selected at Seattle re
cently for shipment to Alaska. A. B.
Hicks, the veteran shipper from Mus
selshell, took a load to the western
metropolis recently and had the pleas
ure of seeing them chosen for shipment
•a stock hogs to Alaska, to be put out
in that country under governmental
supervision. He also had the satisfac
tion of bringing hack #8,664.(12, repre
senting the amount the load brought,
and which finds its way Into the poc
kets of local hog raisers. It was but
a few years ago that thta section was
shipping in its pork, but now its out
going shipments total an average of
about #5,000 per month.
The Indications are that cutworms
will show up In Injurious numbers In
certain north central farming sections
pf the state and farmers are prepar
ing vigorous poisoning campaigns
More than 800 people attended the
annual Lewis and Clark County Farm
Bureau auction aale at the Spokane
ranch ln Ute Helena Valley last month.
As a result of the successful out
come of sugar beet teats last year.
formet» In the vicinity of Conrad,
Pondera county, have already con
tracted to grow 200 acres of sugar
bee«« this year and the prospect* are
that st least 100 additional acres will
he signed up ««fore the planting
to foe sugar foefo** at Chinook.
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Development of
State Seed Pea
Lest year approximately 20.000 acre*
of If on tana land were devoted to grow
lug field pea* The crop, estimated
by aeed bayera, waa approximately
400,000 baabele. with a value of more
than 1600,000. Thle year considerable
Interest le evident In seed pea grow
ing 1* varions parta of the state where
the crop has not been grown to any
extent before. Pondera county re
ports 680 scree of seed pea* under con
tract for the coming season, Lewie and
Ciark county, 600 scree and Stillwater
county, 200 acres. Heretofore, Galla
tin. Ravalli and Carbon cd unties have
produced most of Montana's seed pees,
the first mentioned county leading last
year with from 12.000 to 14.000 acres.
The prospects for tbs coming year are
that the seed pea growing area win
see a considerable expansion and that
there will be ( an encouraging increase
In production. The Indications are
that the established pea growing reg
ions will plant about the same acreage
as last year. Most of the peas grown
In the state are for seed purposes. The
mountain valleys of the northern
Rocky mountain states produce a su
perior quality aeed and the large com
mercial pea growing regions of the
east which supply the pea canneries
depend upon the northwestern states
to supply their needs. Some of the
seed grown In Montana also supplies
the garden aeed trade and a smaller
acreage Is used to supply peas for the
two canneries of the state—one In the
Gallatin valley and the other In the
a third cannery In the near future
which Indicates a possible expansion
of this branch of foe Industry. Most
of the seed grown In Montana Is grown
under contract with seed houses.
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Prices range from #2.25 per hundred
pounds for canning varieties and from
#2.50 to 15.00 for garden varieties, the
smaller, less productive kinds bringing
the higher prices.
Following the successful results ob
tained with irrigated pasture at the
Huntley Experiment Station, the Mon
tana Extension Service is conducting
t state wide campaign to encourage
pasture planting. It Is being pointed
out that a good Irrigated pasture will
furnish succulent, nutritious green
feed for cows throughout the season
whereas the dryland pasture of native
grasses frequently dries up in the mid
dle of the summer, tbe time when It is
most needed. Experiments have shown
that the Irrigated pasture will support
a cow through the growing season on
a little ovçr a half acre, while the ordi
nary dryland pasture often requires
several acres to support a cow. A
mixture of various grasses Is recom
mended for best results from the Ir
rigated pasture. Mixtures may vary
somewhat, according to climatic and
soil conditions but In all cases It Is
best to Include brome grass, meadow
fescue, orchard grass and English rye
grass. Mixtures which have given
good results include from two to four
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pounds of brome grass, two to five
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pounds of orchard grass, three to six
meadow
four pounds of English rye per acre.
Other grasses which may be Included
are two to four pounds of Kentucky
blue grass, one-half to one pound of
white clover, onehalf to three pounds
of alslke clover, two to three pounds
of sweet clover or two pounds of tim
othy. To give best results the Irrigat
ed pasture should be permanent, nu
tritious and palatable. The land to
be sown to pasture should be well pre
pared, seed should he carefully mixed
and sowed evenly. Irrigations should
be frequent and light, and over-grazing
should be avoided.
Pondera county farmers will grow
seed peas this year as an experiment,
I two carloads of seed having arrived
t here sad b ee n plac ed In th e hand s of
farmers who have contracts with the
D. M. Ferry Seed company. The seed
arrived there In Individual sacks, each
sack tabled for the grower Intended
and was quickly distributed by l. M.
Darroch of Livingston, the Montana
field representative of the company,
who accompanied the shipment, and
County Agent Blaine Ferguson. Far
mers who had signed up for the crop
last fall had already been notified
and came in promptly to get their al
lotment
Business men of Richland county
and the Richland County Fair Asso
ciation have offered
ciation have offered more than #1000
In prizes to be awarded to the champ
ion corn growers of the county. The
contest will be divided Into two sec
tions. one for dry land and tbe other
for Irrigated land. Winnings will be
based on tbe total amount of shelled
corn grown per acre.
Montana shipped 1388 carloads of
fruits and vegetables to market In
1925 as compared to 987 carloads In
1924. Kaltspell was the leading pe
tato shipping point. DeSmet shipped
the moat apples. Billings.led In bean
shipments and Woodslde was the pre
mler onion and cabbage shipping point.
Lewis and Clark county, winner of
the county collectldé exhibit at the
State Egg Show at Butte last month,
had 60 dosen egg« entered in the shew.
To Judge from all reports It will be
even more than commonly risky for a
man to grab up this year's seed com
out of (he crib and plant H without
testing ft for vitality. The sevare
f rae n es at last October, when corn
fteldk were soaked hy rain, wem te
hava killed the germs In a lot of corn.
H may leek like it ought ta grow right
off. bat It won't end that's the
FARM
POULTRY
ARTIFICIAL CHICK
MUST BE CODDLED
Overcoming lack of vitality In the
artificially reared chicken la one of
the chief problems of the modern
poqjjtry producer In the opinion of
Prat L. V. Payne, bead of the de
partment of poultry husbandry at
the K anaaa State Agricultural col
"The artificial chicken," said Pro
fessor Payne. "Is hatched artificially,
brooded artificially, supplied an ar
tificial ration, and latest scientific de
velopments have made It profitable to
supply this typé of chicken with arti
ficial sunlight—light from quartz mer
cury vapor lamps.
'The artificial chicken has little In
•otnrnon with its ancestors who were
batched In small numbers under bens.
They fed on grain around the stack,
grasshoppers from field, and minerals
from the aolL
strong, robust chickens, able to roost
In the top of a tree or In the wagon
shed all winter and be none the worse
for exposure In the spring. They pro
duced a meager surplus for the mar
set basket and the dinner table, but
they did survive. Health and vigor
were their chief assets.
"The important thing In
They grew lo bo
this new chicken Is to make Its arti
ficial life as natural as possible,
•ecognlze Its shortcomings, and keep
the poultry bouse free from drafts
snd dry."
The advantages of the artificial
chicken ore that it has a more rapid
rate of growth, loses the maternal In
stinct, and Is a heavier producer of
îggs, Professor Payne stated.
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Natural Incubation Is
Most Satisfactory Plan
Natural incubation has proved to be
the moat satisfactory method of batch
ing goose eggs. Tbe first eggs that
are laid should be placed under do
mestic hens for Incubation. Large
Brahma and Cochin hens can Incubate
seven goose eggs at one time, while
hens of tbe American breeds will not
be able to cover more than four or
five, depending on the size of the hen
and the size of the eggs. Geese will
cover nine or more eggs. It Is always
advisable to have a smaller number
under domestic bens and geese than
they can cover. The period of Incu
bation for goose eggs is from 28 to 36
days. Geese are remarkably good sit
ters and are very successful In hatch
ing their eggs. In order to successful
ly incubate goose eggs, a certain
amount of moisture Is required. In
come localities it is the custom dur
ing dry weather, or when the nest 1»
located. In a place that la unusually
dry, to dampen the eggs every four
days by sprinkling them with water
grees Fahrenheit. It la generally con
sidered, however, that It is better to
moisten tbe earth around the nest, or
If geese are used, to permit the goose
the privilege of a swimming pool. If
she has the opportunity of swimming,
she will carry some moisture to the
eggs In her feathers each time she
comes from the water.
Insure Development of
Goslings by Right Care
Bens are often given four to six
goose eggs to Incubate, but as the
eggs are large, tbe hen may not give
them enough turning. Turning them
by hand once or twice a day helps to
Insure the proper* development of the
goslings. If the goose has her nest on
the damp ground, It la not necessary
to add moisture to the eggs.
When goose eggs are hatched in an
Incubator, or In a nest that la dry,
moisture should be added. On tlie
seventh day sprinkle the eggs with
water at about 100 degrees. During
the second week sprinkle- the eggs
twice. At the start of the third week
they can be soaked in warm water for
a minute about every three days. Dur
ing tbe last three days, soak the eggs
for a half-minute to a minute every
day. Goose eggs usually take about
thirty days to batch, but tbe time may
vary from twenty-eight to thirty-three
days.
White Diarrhea Cause
White diarrhea Is transmitted
from the hen, which Is a carrier of the
disease, through the egg to tbe chick.
Scientific investigators tell ns that
three testings of tbe flock may be nec
essary to eliminate, or nearly elimi
nate, tbe trouble. The fact that tbe
disease may have seemed to Me dor
mant one year and then appeared
again may be due to two causes. New
birds may have becom e carriers All
of the carriers may no« have been
atlmlnated by the test
Hens for Breeding
Hens that have gone through their
second laying season are nsualty used
for breeding purpose«, and they are
considered the beet. The reason* that
pullets are not used la that the per
rentage of eggs that hatch la small
and that the chicks are small and
sometimes tack vitality. The size of
foe chicks ts largely determined by
the aim of the egg. The chances are
foal yea would not be satisfied with
the pullets tor
foe résolu If you

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