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DON'T NEGLECT YOUR FLOCK Patience is the word. The breeding season is about over and while it is quite possible and feasible to hatch chicks every month in the your in our sunny southland, still the eggs are showing less fertility than earlier in the season and we do not expect such good hatches as we had earlier, nor do we get them. Those who are raising for broilers will not get as good prices as the ear lier ones and if kept they will be too young for next season's breeding. Now Is the time of least interest In the poulttry yard, the time when many neglect their flocks. Lice and mites are plentiful and becoming daily more so. Be sure and see that your chick ens have a good place to dust and pro tect themselves from their natural en emies. If your soil is fine and easily worked this is simple enough, but if you are unfortunate enough to live where the soil is adobe, do not de spair. Wet the soil thoroughly and then let it stand until the psycholog ical moment, for there is one, when it becomes comparatively friable. This can be ascertained by loosening it up with the garden fork. When the mo ment has arrived, work the piece up thoroughly and then turn the hens in to do the rest and you will find they will make a very good Job of it, too. The process will need repeat ing every two or three weeks to keep the bath in good condition. Of course this does not do away with the need of a good insect pow der, but it goes a long way toward it, and the cool earth is of inestimabble benefit in warm weather. Don't forget to have plenty of shade. We realize that this is repe tton, but so many seem not to realize its necessity that we cannot avoid re iterating. If there are no trees and you failed to plant plenty of vines, make frames nnd put gunnysacks over them. The effect is not artistic, but the shade is just as grateful to the feathered folk in your care. Our natural green food is gone, but you can still plant Swiss chard and kale, both of which are excellent and rapid growing greens. If you have plenty of water start a bed of alfalfa for next year. It will grow rapidly and you may get a small cutting this year, while next summer it will be ready to yield you from four to eight crops. Some plant a mixture of barley and alfalfa and get a good crop of barley with some al falfa mixed with it the first cutting. Be sure that your water vessels are cleaned once a day to keep away the scum that accumulates so quickly. Brush them out with a brush every morning, using snnd occasionally and then rinse and put in fresh water. Set the dishes in the shade. Nothing is more unpleasant than warm water. Have a few extra dishes, so that in the more stubborn cases of fungoid growth the dishes may be allowed to dry thoroughly and sun for a day or two, when you will have no further trouble for some time. A great many people will not stick long enough to one breed to know best how to bring out its good quali ties. Or they are dividing up among so many breeds that they do not suc ceed with any and finally conclude all they have are no good or that the whole chicken business is a failure anyhow. HAYES R. B. Rhode Island Specialist 700 Reds 20 Breeding Pens Our r»da -win their share •* tat prise* as tola eaaat and oom* from •astarn •took that ha«* boon line brad (or ortewi ran and win In Nonr York and Barton. Vliltara at our yards aay they are the boat nook at rod* th«y bar* avar Man. Tarda la Arroyo op p«aita aatrteh farm. Take South Paaadona ear t* Areoae Ik ana bloc* north to Ban Paatual avonua. than two bleak* north on earn*. BOX 86, OUiTAJfXA erCATIOU, IM * rTimnnt. pjii- fiim ipr-* MM. LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE THE POULTRY YARD A WARNING If you are going to leave your chick ens and go for a much needed vacation, do take every precaution to see that they receive the best possible care in your absence. Don't leave arrangements until the last moment. See to it that the gates are closed securely, that the fences are in good condition, with no holes for the escape of the feathered captives. Be sure that the drinking utensils are large enough to hold plenty of water, and, in fact, that everything is shipshape. The old adage about a thing being well done is as true today as ever it was, and you can seldom hire any one to take the trouble and pains over your business that you will yourself. A stranger will be apt to fail to take pains that a sacking gate is tightly closed or to put a rock against It. See to it that thing! aw so arranged as to simplify matters' for the care taker who would fail to attend to the little things that you know so well as pnrt of the routine of the work. Be sides, he may not lie around at the critical moment when the hens get through the hole in the fence and scratch your own or your neighbor's garden. So. again, have everything in good order. Take whoever is to en re for the flock in your absence around with you several times if possible; explain the caro you give them ns fully as you can, and then got them off your mind and have a good time, so that you may come back refreshed for another season's work. If you have chosen your enrrtnker carefully as to common sense and judg ment, you should he able to come bnek to things in pretty good shape. It lies largely with you. THE FEEDING OF PIGEONS Feeding pigeons twice a day Is suffi cient at all times of the year. We often read of the importance of early morning feeding, but this Is purely a notion; 8 o'clock is a good time for the breakfast hour. In my opinion, the hopper (a box arranged to keep food before the birds at all times) should never be used. The proper method of feeding is to have a hoard about twenty-four Inches long and eight Inches wide, with strips nniled around the four sides one nch high, in which is placed grit, covering the bottom about hal fan inch deep, with good, sharp mixture. At the pres ent time there are very many fine com binations on the market. Upon this grit can he spread Canada peas, wheat and canary seed In the morning, and In the evening small round corn, hulled oats and Canada peis: as much should ho civen as the birds will eat up clean. There are many changes that can be marie In the menu. Bread can he given, also a little lettuce, rice, oatmeal, kaffir corn, millet and hemp seed. T.ettuce Is good green food. Hemp is very honting and fattening, and should be given sparingly, although pigeons are very fond of it. And. by the way. esss are polng to be h!?rh this fall. Large quantities of ecRS are now going Into storage and they have been bought In dear old Kansas nt more than the usual prices. They will not be allowed out of stor age until the proper moment and our strictly fresh eggs will be boosted up accordingly, so that the Kansas prod uct will bring a befitting price. These April and May laid eggs bid fair to last until after Christmas this year. so. thanks to the far-sighted "import er," prices will be good with us this season. Funny that we allow the tall to wag the dog, isn't It?— Pacific Poul try Craft. Strictly fresh, first class eggs, as sorted as to size and rolor, always command a better prirp in the market thnn a promiscuous lot of e<?gs of all sizes, tints and decrees of freshness. Market only the choicest eggs and use the others at home. AN ERROR We wish to correct an error that occurred in Geo. H. Lee & Co.'s add In the issues of this magazine for June 26 and July 3. In the add in these issues the price of the 280 Egg Mandy Lee incubator was printed as $39 when it should have been $30. The Mandy Lee Incubators Poultry in California ' ' Written by Geo. H. Lee ' I have traveled In every state In the Union, In Canada and Mexico, studying poultry raising, observing local conditions Involving success or failure. No one section has every advantage, none is handicapped by inevitable failure; yet, taking it all In all, there is no spot on the western hemisphere so especially and generally favored as Southern and Central California for success with poultry. I have been at It for twenty-five years as a breeder; as a manufac turer fifteen years, and for easy money In poultry culture this section Is a top-notcher. Not for the Invalid transient who expects a comfort able livelihood from a few chickens without work; not for the inex perienced city dweller, operating a country ranch with Incompetent help, but for the lover of poultry, who uses his head and his hands, there Is no possible failure. Always a good market and high prices, with demand always ex ceeding the supply; with a superb climate and all-the-year-round nat ural breeding season; no wintry blasts to devitalize the stock and cur tall the egg yield; with no vermin that cannot easily be kept under control; all that Is needed for success Is proper stock, houses, food and utensils, a few slmpie rules for guidance and a lot of good horse sense. I think so much of California and of Its future as a poultry state that I have just opened at Los Angeles a branch of our Omaha house and before fall will establish also a factory for tho manufacture of Mandy Lee Incubators and Brooders, now sold all over the world. Later I expect to make It my permanent home. Anyone calling at our Los Angeles office will receive courteous treatment and gratuitous advice on poultry subjects. Ask for card en titled "Pointers for Callfornlans." Also free poultry 1 ooks. Geo. H. Lee Company Makers of Lee's Live Killer, Lee's Egg Maker, Germozone, etc. Also Mandy Lee Incubators and Brooders, the kind that makes not only the biggest hatches, but brings the healthiest, hardiest chicks. 225 West Second Street Phone.: Ma.n^H los ANGELES The New 1911 "MflnHy Lee" Is now on exhibition at our salesroom. Our coming here means latest improvements, lower prices, undamaged machines, the careful looking after of machines and customers. 100-egg, $16; 140-egg, $21; 200-egg, $26; 2SO-egg, *r,O; 420-egg. $38. yu IDI ißffrTßTWTF™'!^™*™'™™'™ 1 """""—"——«——»^— ""^w |j,Y ,-•:, ■»• - r —l I Pay My Way 1 :*SLv* f i There are mere Just like ma who '-ijjS&a ' i ou«ht t* be working for TOO. Why are i 'VirrSa ' i ■ <£&'* 'ou not *" th* P« al '7 busbies* on a f mi Wk ? ■ •. ■>'£&£&&. practical basis, oa a eemmerclal basis, MS&iik "*JtSS?«&IZX3 > on a PAVING BASIST The ln ( leweod - ' PWSuS^B^mVJS^^i*^tSi Poultry Colony I* the place where the ! imBsSk*>< - -^MSt bl««e.t poultry boalne.. In th. .outhwr.l » P'^^fJ '• *% iC' «CW Is bring built op NOW. In the In«lo *»*** '■&%ttS&xmkf&SZ&ik^&wM wood Poultry Colony poultry and eggs '.^kv&^^^M^^^^^^Kßi!S bring higher prices than they do any ■fteifcCfi^S HF I where else, and yon can boy supplies ji^ffl3W^P«Ori-iiti'; cheaper than you can from any dealer. tf| %&??&&?., ' •'•v.'&! Buy a farm In the Inglewood Poultry \, Li^CT Ui ' J ** Colony where the terms are most rea- ' sonable, where yon will always be <#V^B $ -i treated right, where poultry raising Is a ?^^^^^^^U^3^r*>^, . business, and where VOI' CAN SKI.I. ■^faj^ft^^aiKWHaPF^S^*^ •' ererythlna; you produce at the highest j-y?'* 1 . **«2!!?SM*^3|&« market prices. Stop and think what W Z' ; •£>££s£*\?*& thl* mean, and get full Information from :\^fi^^^l i Inglewood Land Company . ! . **->z^M*fi • ~il Room 349, 206 South Spring Mala Will Rome ASM*. JULY 10, 1910. aro, to our mind, the best on the mar ket and we don't want this mistake to deter any poultry raisers from buy ing the best at a very reasonable price. We think the world Is growing bet ter. There seems to be an Increasing determination to make the other fellow do what is right.—Puck.