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| POULTRY DEPARTMENT. I
T This Department will bean educational department, and to suit 5 J it to the readers, we will gladly answer all questions pertaining to T 5 Poultry in these columns. X How to Handle Poultry. With gladness and pride at ear ly dawn, I go to tbe ben-hoase to greet aod feed ray pretty Brown Leghorn pets, and how eagerly they watch for my comeing, with their breakfast of whole boiled corn, boiled ’till it bursts open, two gallons is sufficient for eigh ty chickens. It is cooked in an eight gallon kcttcl with enough watter to cover the corn, adding a handful of meat scraps or crack ing'. While they arc ea ing I clean ou. their drin! ing vt»-1 scl, which is an old iron twc-gal Ion kettle; till u with clear, cooi water in summer, warm water in winter, and always add one la h spoonful (level full) of brown or red umber, to keep off cholera. The Brown Leghorn is mv fa vorite fowl, although there are several other breeds that a per son can realize a jarger profit from, but in the end the Leghorn is the mostjproh.tblc chicken »to| keep year after year for the sale of eg«**, keeping all but surplus) males. The brown Leghorn tsj the greatest layer on earth- As has been proven, she will l.r, 275 eggs :n a year for five years; nut tilt \ must be fed for *ggs ,»nd well taken care of. I clean mv hen-house every Tuesday and Friday, lid a i»vc footflat trough full •Haifa! .»ves or hay twice a we»k an j oui boiii. g wa.ei wVer i. nd let s.and covered will) a ;%u.e bond an hour: then remove the cover, and wi»h delight watch the thickens go to eating hay. I give eighty hens four gallons of mash, consis ting of wheat, O ’ts and corn equal parts - with a little salt, soda and sulphur mixed; (half a teaspoon fu.of each) I always keep cru*n **d lime, burnt bone or green ground hone and some kind of vigetables in their feeding pen, provide warm quarters for them in winter which is very impor tant. If some of those young lady teachers who have broken down their health teaching, would buy * a flock of fifty Brown Leghorn chickens and an incubator and go to hatching the little fluffy quail likechick, keeping the pullets and selling the surplus males in the fall, feeding and caring for them as I have recomendcd, and if they will subscribe for Successful Farming to tell them how to save the penniesand spend the dollars. I assure them they would soon have health in place of aching bodies, roses in their cheeks and money in their pocket. I* roupc mikes its appear-vu*' Ip. ir camphor tied oil ad o.*t ; the..' head*. ;*nd sprinkle crush * id i >ppcra.i i n !-r the j erchrs afttr each ho ; so-cleaning. to re nin* mitt * thoroughly splay tin inwideof hen-bouseand nest boxis with warm, strong brine in dry! weather; in damp, coil w.-athcr use wood ashes on floor and nest boxes in place of brine. Treat the chickens gently and kind, and scK.n the red-combed, brown beau ties will come .it your call.* Suc cessful Farming. i Poultry Points. 1 >i»infccUni* arc cheaper than di-ease. Keep pure, fresh vv.»ter always within reach. Fow els m coni.uement. to do well need a variety of fuud. W hen chick have bred dis* jf*ns( , look out for large lice, w Ll viivdli.^ J a. aCes disease a«.d lowers the vitality of fowls. Diseases can be readilv trans mitted from parents tootlspring. Toavoid disease, it is better t-* breed away from it In selecting a location for a poultry yard, choose a light, sand v soil. Manure piles are good for the pi eduction of gapes in chickens. The falling over of the rooste’s comb shows him to be in bad health. Fowls having a free range will find their ovvu feather making food. Do not condemn a breed sim ply because a few fowls do not come up to your expectations. Mcal-should be dry and crumb ly, since it causes illness when fed wet. The guinea fowl is a great for ager and destroys many insect* : that other fowls will not touch. Never grease the hen that is setting, as grease getting on the i shells of the eggs will close the I pores and smother the chickens. Young chickens need animal I food, but they will not thrive well if given too large ration* of rich food. Laying bens must have bread or milk; eggs cannot be produc ed without nitrogcoous material in sotnc shape Keep .t supply of bone meal or oyster shell conve nient.—Successful Farming. WANTED—Several persons of claracter and good reputation in facb state bine in this county | rojui' d tu re;-resent and adver-1 iLco'.i c*u.bl»*hcd wealthy bus-) ness house of solid htnincial ; standing. Salary f«21.to weekly; with * xpenscs additional, a 1 pay < able in cash dirct t every Wedn« s-s day from bead ofhccs, Horse and carnage furnished when necessary. References. Knclosc self addressed envelope. Colonial .V*2 Diarbon St., Chicago. CHEAP LANDS. » For Horn tee km' and Colonies. The country along the Cptton licit Route in southeast Missouri,; Arkansas, northwest Louisiana and Texas offers the greatest opportunities for Homcseekcrs. Mdd climate, g- »d water, cheap ; * j building mater*!, abundance of! fuel, and soil that will often in a i single season \ icld enough to pay tor the vround. Land can be| i »iign*. .*s cinvn as ?c y.» an acre, praii ic laud at j»4 aim jo pvt acre | up, bottom land at $n and $•» per acre up,im , dor partly clear ed land at $fn and $15 per acre up. Some line propositions lor co’onics tracts of 2,*xx» to S.oOo acres at *4 t_» $!0 per acre— big money in this for a good organ iser. bruit and truck lands in the famous peach and tomato belt of rust Texas at $fU to $20 per acre up. Write us for infor ! mation about cheap rates, excur sion dates, also literature des criptive of this great country and let us help you find a home that will cost you no more than the reut vou pay every year. K. W. LaBEAUME. g. p. a r. a. Colton Belt Koute, St. Louis, Mo. I INOO riYMF'G CO 1005 M .P%iU..P». EPITVH *•■••• •<(•»*>» » HkM-l'l; »• >v k F>'k s,U,K HY TIIK r*»I.L*»WIM, \N I> OTHKk H IN MIMkIMM 1*1*1 II Si*«*n* 4 s-n, AufiikU ) It i.fiaWm, lk.n*«t.«i, T A Cufl. Corinth I»a t«> j*.»-r \ luiatrri l r . *tat A I. tl'tmrr Kill 0? • > I. W'Miu (•uod'utfi. T.h.**- I*. IUh JarkMr*. It. H Itrai Ijtitrttn lt*n)sr!f Ilf .» laatUiilV C. M . M. Mrnrj. I.»tt>|rt. O Mr!»aH|t» tv htJtfivolia If*' Ha h*rA«><i jk Co Vkittiiiry Y M I»t» ti • CrJii hif*. 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