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■ flock was mv ideal fowl; but lifter gi'ing the Khode Island 1 Ifleds a thorough trial, I tind 1 jfcesesuperior as a general pur ■ pose fowl to anything else I have I erer raised. And this breed is | becoming the one poultry coin ■ that passes current all over the | East, North and West. In; | Buoy sections of the New Kng | hod States there is scarcely any | other chicken to be found. m < I Their beautiful color, good sl/e I iod quick disposition, combined JL with tbeir great laying qualities, / have won for them many ad I tnirers. I tind them less inclin | «! to become overfat than most I other breeds of this class. I • ii nuie a great many people 1 look at the Keds as a mongrel j 'breed, but not so at ail. 'Thev ire in fact one of our oldest breeds, and are bound to become popular all over the country m a few years. Although they have been admitted to the Standard only one year, still at the great Boston Show they were the third largest class. The only valid objection that cm be brought against this breed is that some strains do not breed true to color; but the j •many fine specimens exhibited : at the leading shows the past winter have surprised the “knockers" bv their high quality. I may be prejudiced j about mv favorite breed, but 1 have never yet met a fancier * that, » ncc having nred the Kerin, has dropped them for anoth » breed; but I d * know a num*> r tnat have given up other breed and taken up the Kb ds, mat 1 c«*uld not say enough about thejr hardiness and good laying *jua!i* ties. Ducks It has always been a source of wonder to us why ducks are so little grown throughout the) South. The three leading breeds, the Imperial Pekin, the Rouen**, and the Indian Run nrr>», are all magnificent birds. I The last are not large birds, and are bred almost exclusively for egg**, which they produce in great quantities at small lost. The Rouen duck i** a beautiful bird, being almost identical with the wild mallard so popular with sportsmen and in the markets, and attain fair si;e. They are superb table fowls in either th< broiler or roaster stage, and |a> a fa;r number of eggs. How ever, the most popular are th. Imperial Pckins, for not only d< they lay large numbers of eggs ■md attain magnificent size, ofter reaching 14 pounds in weight, but their feathers bring tof prices. Any one who has ever eaten ? tine broiler duck, or reveled ir the toothsomeness of a big fat Koucn or Pekin slutted witi • ysters and chopped celery am properly roasted, will ever aftei feel like lipping his hat cvcr\ time he secs one of these majes tic birds. i\cauy, w ncn once started oil, ducks are much more easily an* cheaply raised than chickens, a there is hardly a thing catatd* under the sun that they will not thrive on if they get plenty of it. for their appetites arc truly wonderful. It is well in beginning with lucks, as with chickens, to get he best to be had. else the* wii likely prove a disappointment rather than a blessing. The duck when properly handled is not only “a thing **( heauty ant! a jov forever.” but i me »f the most profitable fowls. Duck eggs arc especially s» uglit for baking purposes, excelling hen eggs for this purpose; but not being so highly esteemed f«>r table use. Still, for table use hey are verv good. Sttii'mu Hay Kni i ok t».\zi'. i i»:: Wi 1 a large barn ti 1 i in aell packed hay than can be put in the same barn if the bav is baled? Please answer in vwur next issue. Sam McDn i »k. Oak Ridge, La. Answer by the editor: It hardly seems likely, but much depends on th» kind of hay, as some kinds pack more closely than others. It also depends on how deep the hay is piled, us hay will pack more when piled very deep. It is generally rec oned that from IS to is cubic yards arc necessary to hold one ton of hay when not baled. A ton of baled hay ought to be stowed away in less space than this. Subscribe for the Gazette. I I Best Chicken on Earth, ft Etrgs $2.00 per 15, $5.00 per 45. & Write to ^ ; Buff Leghorn Farm, g WEST POINT, MISS. S Box 249. /a ^ B. P. ROCKS, Bred for utility and exhibition. We won 1st and 2nd cocks, 1st cock erel, all hem, all pulcts and all breed ing pens at Miss. Cotton & Corn Car nival. We have 3 separate yards and no bird that scores less than 91. K-TUs 15 for $3. Also Poland China Pigs of finest quality, w. S. White & Son, ZERO. MISS. Shipping point Meridian, Miss. ^^^7 * BUFF ORPINCTONS Fine young stock now for sale 3UFF W f ANDOTTES at reasonable prices. Fit to win PARTRIDGE WY ANDOTTES in any competition. Unsurpass ed in harmony <>• c 1 >r. At Aberdeen show, 1903, 1K<»4, 1905. and at llunts\ilb*. loot, nut of 59 entries .vc won on 52. Write for prices J- R. YOUNG, ::::::: Aberdeen, Miss. BUILT TO HATCH. The Sure Hatch Incubator that hatches Sure. 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