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| POULTRY JARTMEN \ |
i I iThis Department will bean educational department, and to suit y it to the readers, \vc will gladly answer all questions pertaining to y j*oultry in these columns. J Spurs f«>|- Poultrvmen A bad case of roup will unfit a a lowl for a breeder, since the injury done to its system will reappear in the offspring. During the bad weather of fall colds, roup, etc., are likely to start among poultry. These troubles arc not didicult to con trol if taken in hand early. The Southern farmer or poul try specialist should strive to have his fowls supplied with green feed at all times. It will be good for the digestion and good results depend on that al ways. All fowls that have any se rious sickness should be dis carded when breeders arc being selected. The failure to do this is a prominent reason that so many farm flocks deteriorate, “run out” as a common expres sion puts it. As the season approaches when chickens have to be fed more than before, the advantage oi gening ri»i iji aii unnecessary roosters increases. This point should be watched a» all times, but especially when chickens need to be fed most. liirds cannot be got into show condition in a few days. Start to condition them early. Na ture does not fit them fer the show loom. Only the founda tion is furnished by nature and man must put on the artistic touches to win the big prizes. The active hen that is always on the move is the best egg pro ducer, and her comb and wat tles will be found t«» possess a fine red color except during the molting season, hnergy among liens counts for as much as among men. The lazy ones ac complish little. The largest profits cannot be made from farm poultry till the farmer grows the feed needed. A variety of grain is best, and such crops as peas, Dwarf Ks sex rape, etc. will increase the variety of feed, the rapidity of growth and the production of eggs, and reduce the cost of feed. If there is a boy or girl in the family who does not take inter est in general farm work, possi bly turning the poultry over to such a one will arouse interest and cause a happy development. Ambition works wonders. If poultry will arouse ambition a new person results. Well bred poultry will arouse such ambi tion when scrubs fail. Don’t waste time listening to the man who says this or that way of handling fowls is not ac cording to nature. In their natural state they were about as productive as wild birds are to day, but the man who talks about natural methods would not be content with such birds. The natural method was merely to perpetuate the bird species, but man’s method is »o make the birds serve him. Hetwccn the two there is a big difference. Farm Poultry Nobody else can raise poultry so cheaply as the man who is do ing other farming.especially if lie has a wife or sonic other mem ber of the family to aid him in the work. Many a person can succeed with a moderate sized flock, but loses out when he at tempts to increase the number of birds kept. Th;s is largely due to the fact that a few fowls do not poison the ground or their quarters like a large num ber kept together. That is a great advantage to the farmer who is content to raise a moder ate number of good birds and does not attempt too much. A moderately small flock will pick up most of the bugs, weed seeds and other waste products of the farm in the tertitory they will travel over in the course of a day. When this feed supply is gone, other feed must be fur nished Kight there the cost of j T\ 1 1 T1 _ J Ch«ck feed, hen feed, Mica l/AllltPU HA Art Grit Hecl Mca! lionc Meal, I IIII I M 1 | UUU Kyric sh,PPin^ co°P9. Eyrie ^ VW l/ e|?g boxes, sold at lowest prices. J. R. YOUNG. : : Aberdeen, Miss. Brown Leghorns Scottish Terriers The kind tfiat lay The Poultryman's friend For sale also Kind's Improved cotton seed. l or prices and description write. , _ f Englewood Poultry Farm. S. A. Eddinn. Prop., K. F. I*. 1. Ala. West Water Farm White* Plymouth Rock*sF Cockerels and Pullets now ready for shipment from this strain which has won its share of prizes for successive years at the *rcat Aberdeen show. Write us your wants. K. D. SCALES, Brooksville, Miss. AMERICA’S GREATEST HATCHER Over *0,000 aold in the la*t * year* too*er fiO.000 ru»«.untr». The machine recommended r.n page I* id Farmer'* Bulletin No. 2-V- for r*>**, Department of Agriculture. \V a »h i ng ton. D. It i* mad*’of the t*e*i California ml* I wood and tilted with the bent cold-rolled copper tank and heater. No ftit' tir»U up nights with then»—*bcy equipped With the tine** and ttta*t perfect *rlf-»cting regulator known Simple and ea*y to operate, aold on | *d> day*’ trial and fully warranted for & year*. The best machine for the ; price and none better at any price. Send for free catalogue No. 3*25telling ; vou all about them. Addrea* neare*t office. SURE HATCH IHCUBATOR CO., Poultry Clearance Sale stock, I am offering my breeding pen* of Barred Plymouth Rocks, K. C. Brown Leghorns and S. C. Buff Leghorn* at very low prices considering quality of stock. Write for price*. F. K. BALLARD, Prop.. Gilvo Poultry Farm. Gilvo, Mis*. f I ll*t IIU? won 130 prize* in pa*t three vra^oo* ts real nargains To .„ , wlll ct,..c *t-«ck t . I. Uamc* that won highest honor* all u»rr the South and de**rnd* ant* of Chicago and la>ui*ville prlie winner*. A few hundred White Rock* and their offspring that won cream id prize* at Atlanta. Birmingham, Stark* - villc and Aberdeen, SI to f t. A rare opportunity to get the hc»t at nominal figures Return bird* at my expense if un*all*factory TONY IIILU I'LTY. YARDS. Amokv, Ntat. I . P. Bt’tDIKF, Pnot*. Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. '0 KIicmIc Inland K«m! cockerel* from SI toSlO each. No pullet* »r ben* lor *:• ■«'. It a r ml Kock cockerel* and pullet* lr«*»n Si to SlO each "rite mr whit you want 1 will till the order. *ati*f*tction guaranteed or money refunded, j l npatrd no ei|wn*c tn buying my brcedtn( *tock. nt»d can sell you prize winner*. Mu*. K. l>. i'avi rr. K. K. U. 2, MaiON, Mis*. REDS THAT ARE RED '£X sold, loo good pullets, most of them well up to the standard. The best and biggest Mock in the state. NIKS. N. K. DEl’PRKK, Mayiiku, Miss. Beautiful Barred Rocks for to $lo. Special prices on pens. I practice double mating and can furnish whatever you want. Write me what your needs ure. W. W. BOYD, Oshokn. Miss.