Selecting Chickens for Lav
ers and Breeders
K. Norton Crane. Poultry Dept..
Miss. Kxp. Station. Agricul
tural College. Mi.**.
The season of the year has
arrived when pouitrvmcn should
start preparation for winter, it
they have not already. First
let us decide on the number of
birds we can comfortably house
anJ Rive proper care. Tnis
should be on the average farm
in Mississippi at least one hun
dred and tlftv.
These should be w ell matured
and perfectly health v, the very
choicest of ail the chickens rais
I always prefer not to keep a
hen in a laying yard over two
years, for, while she will be
profitable above the cost of food
consumed, vet, when we get
down to bard facts, we find the
pullets lay so many more eggs
than two-year- »ld«*. that we must
give way to them under the best
management. I’on’t keep over
any teat f avc had roup or
cholera. I woul ! just as soon
they had had chicken j ox or
sorehead, unless it had impared
their health or stunte ! ihcm.
Those you keep for laying,
keep by themsehes. Your pul
lets st ould tie reasonably *4* by
Oct 15, ai d all laying well by
Nov. 1. It is well to select
those that moult early and rapid
ly. They make the best layers.
You don’t require any cock
biros at ad among your laying
hens. without them your eggs
arc belter, keep longer a n d
reach the market in much belter
shape. “An infertile- egg will
not decay.” Your breeding
yard should consist of the fifteen
best pullets and a healthy,
strong, vigorous cock, one that
matured early and moulted out
clean in a short time, in*l by all
means, if at ail j»o*si’»le, one
from an egg produced by your
heaviest laying hen. The oid
law, like begets like, stands for
a great deal in egg production.
No person hoping to have the
best r» suits in the way < l winter
eggs can afford t>> be without
green feed. The be*’, way 1
know of to produce this is t<
plant about an acre of fall wheat,
turf oats or rvc as soon now a*
possible. This should be where
the chickens can have free ac*
ce»s to it- It is well to V»o*p
them yarded away from it until
about three inches high. Then
it will keep ahead of one hun
dred hens with comparative
The houses should be thor
oughly cleaned and the ground
all around the houses plowed
and sown in one of the before
named grains. This purifies
the soil and keeps all healthy
The houses should also be thor
oughly swept out, then given a
good coating «*f whitewash, us
ing in it a little carbolic acid. If
.m earth floor is in the house,
take out the top two inches anti
replace with about hix inches of
dry sand or clay. This will
make the house floor higher
than the nur rounding earth. .»nd
make it dry and more healthful
Lay in your supply of feed
while cheap. This should be
such that you can feed a variety.
Also see to grit, oyster shell,
beef scrap, and chare )»!.
One Acre Nets $1*5
l». ||»rinr»«, Hurkttllc, \!i* .
Kt*t row t» a/i t ii
Thinking you might be inter
ested in hearing from one of
your reader**, I will tell you of
my potato crop.
In the spring of luj4 I tObk in
one acre of sandv clav soil which
had been in pasture for a num
ber of years.
I raised a good crop of Irish
and sweet potatoes on it last
v**ar. List winter I broadcast
ed the land, an l then hauled on
. . A.. I_I . _ _ k*
* V •« i fc' ■ »*•**«'« a »• I I rt » t. ^ , « IV 1#
'cMtn from the swamp, and stable
mituxrc. 1 plowed Ibis under
and about tne tirst of February
l bedded up half of it.
< »n the fourteenth of Februa
ry I planted about six bush *is of
Ked Triumph potatoes. On the
other half 1 planted sweet pota
toes, my first setting betnu
made on the 2* lb of April.
After ifatberiOK mv crop of
Irish potatoes, I put sweet
potatoes on that piece.
I have already sold $'».s no
worth of p itato?* (both kind*
and expect t<» tjet ahoui 125
bushel* of sweet p il.itoe* vet.
which will net me about «••» cents
per bushel. I received an aver*
of $1.50 per tiushel for the
Irish and $1.00 per bushel for
the sweet potatoes. I expect t*>
*ret from this one acre ilb5 ip all.
Tt»r -red. '»n<l what would be a
Not the Cheapest Poland Chinas ]
Why not breed from leading- pr;/ * st u u * I' ao sows bred to
my Winn \ M istin boar, MI*roud Iloulka. ' A pair of S-tnonth
gilt**. Several A month pigs ready to “hip.
J. S'. THOM PS< >X, II . . m,SSs
Huntsville Wholesale Nurseries
Established HUMSVIU.r., AI.A.
Wholesale Prices to Nurserymen and Orchardists.
SrniAino I Va*~(>*-«. |v*r*. *- \ l i • «. l uitn*.
CheftM- IU»**'* fill M**cn<
Tl.r I*io«s«.T N'tirwfy at Hunt**ill*. l»<• it *; '>nti'nftor
nut** rf iu the t’aitcd *t*i« hoiiuuuii ti>. , - »,il grown i
lim true l*» tiAiri*1 H» terror*'* lt**m N«li‘- - OfrhAhlln*
ru rt»Hfir Nothing »*> I *t iruil f’rtn** « ■ v< n tim i^ttn 1
»nv | !n| (n| kn than »•' ll' *'* 1 Al» <k **T !.« -t l>Al|tt
tiliciir* AU'l c*|>iAitilng our l*>rui« Uf«»i »!'!• hall • a
AS it»'*i» W, l. IIKiKK*. M *“ *■.*'■ II na.vtUt Al^
captq inn cnniflQ uihctmc.'a •.k^
iMuio Anti runmo, !>i;nrd..pr, *:u >.,*1
rrl4<U for $; no Is i« worth f$.00 t*> .»nv <m* ; hmutl ;ti r k >. ,.J will
Im- »rti( frr«- t»« any reader <*f I'he (» \ ’»;f ti who M~nd<* to the I fl
Sonin i»n Kuril (ikovvt:*. t'hatton>»>ga. TVnn , f-r a ycat ^ ;h*crip»
tine* to their wplcndld farm inaga.inr. * |
100 TONS BERMUDA HAY ~
is.it* A TON I', o. it MAYIIKW. MISSISSIPPI.
100 TONS JOHNSON GRASS HAY
*•*.*«) A TON V. O. it. MAYlIhvV. MI-.SISMPPI.
II. C. PILKINTON. Mamiiu. Mi vs.
" ■ ■ — - ■■ 1 .—•— ■
faT lan ! rent and the ncccssaav
l»f*'»r, all w.II cost $2". leaving
me $i *■> net
Doesn't t iat heat cotton?
1 hm acre of land would not have
made mer three fourths of a
hale, if that
As soon as t get the rest of my
p tatoe* gathered. I will scatter
i ‘ out thirty lotds of leaves an«l
ranurc over it, broadcast and
rave it until ab »ut the midd»e of
Kebrutry, when l w*ill bed it up
an l plant Irish pota'oes.
I certainly enjoy reading the
it acetic and wish for it in my
long years of prosperity anil use
Remedy for Cow
C W, Kcrlcy, Carrutlton, 111.
Kt»t I OK t i A /»- I Tl :
in your issue of Sept. 15> we
note what Mr. K M. Irl»y, of
Como, Mis*.. sa\s about his »ow
with .1 !»orc mouth, "gum* foul
ami very sore, nose and upper
tip swelled." We formerly had
considerable trouble with this
disease while cattle fed on low,
marshy land. Appetite was
generally good, but finally the
animal had to be fed or starve.
We led bran .nashes with salts
very sncccssfu!lv. Our Illinois
Kx peri men t Station at the time
pronounced the cause to be
“pus«.n«»us vegetation growing
on wet marshy land, particularly
of wet seasons."
A complete iiuc carried, inclod*
in if beet scrap, ifrit, oyster shell,
chick feed, and complete ;.iyiof|
Standard Bred Poultry
Marred and white Plynuulh K
white, hrowu and but! lagh >r:»% M I
j litpin^tuu«; white and nlver (sard
Wyandotte* Itrccdm^ *t tar sale.
Kjfn* hi «ea*«»t*
SHORTHORNS AND JERSETS
W rite me ymir want*.
ISAKKK H \K KM NT'.TOM,
St \kk\ t: t I . Miss.
WHITE FARMERS WANTEO
The M .tgiioliii l arm < !>e and a ball 8
mile* front Mt^ts li t, l*;<.e iut^
M i ** , W4ttt« t<) It re i . ■■? w hite me
to work on the farm Kitt t good w4f I
r*. UiiUtt, .tin! a **ond hotiie te,
lue m. Yearly employment *>'<*• I
'A rtir |*k«in£ .u;e ct
M At;NOLI A FAU’M,
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Jersey Cow V/antti
Muit n >t hate hit •: ce calr** *od
tint! hr reliably ^.i it .tatted.
Amount <>J butter .in t m k, with pric®
of i‘t • w
TRAINED SETTER WANTED l
Will put to tan v hut All *b«
ilojj 1 • w of th.
M, I,. l‘KAt/0 K lii", MiM*
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