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THE POULTRY YARD.
Spurs for Poultrymen. Exposing (owls to storms breeds trouble and loss (or the owner. Waterproof roofs are among the best things it is possible to have about a poultry house. When your hens are over-fat look out for soft-shelled eggs, big eggs with double yolks, and little eggs. Do not fence in poultry without a reason, when you have acres covered with hugs that the birds might catch. Keep the incubator-hatched chicks from the old birds, and they will have little chance to get lice on themselves. One breed of chickens Is better than a mixture for getting a uniform lot of eggs, the kind that command the best prices. There is not much use of feeding sulphur; but if it is done, let it be in clear wreathor. It causes stiffness in wet weather. lA't sunshine Into the poultry house during damp weather espe cially. It Is the great health maker, and also an egg maker. Cleanliness Is not only next to godliness In the poultry house; it sits up on the front seal with that pleasing thing called profit. Poultry will not be a nuisance In the garden. If the garden is fenced a* it ought to be. Do not blame the hens for the neglect of their keeper. Do not bo a brute with fowls and do not let anybody ©Iho who Is brut ish go among them. In kindliness there Is as much profit for the own er ns there is pleasure for the birds. Just because some neighbor gets more eggs than Mr. A. is no reason why A Hhould change his breed of chickens. Probably he ought to In troduce new blood Into his dock and give it different car© from what It has been getting. JloweTer. do not want© time and feed on dunghills and scrubs. Clean the r«K>*t* often enough to keep mites, that stay on the roosts In daytime, from multiplying. If they have a start, treat the roost* every other day till two or three treatment* have been given. Coal oil will k 141 them If no other reuit'4) Is at hand. Apply It early In the day and do not use an excessive amount. pothered with sitting hen* leaving the nest or having diarrhea* Neith er l* likely to bother If the hens have grit, water and grain regularly, in sect powder when they are given eggs and ** often later as may be necessary, and a ne*l that ia not too cold in cold weather or too hot in hot weather. A hen that really want* to *11 will be as persistent about It a* is a healthy hen about eating at an> other time, but *h© must have favor able condition*. Don't Feed Your CHicKs Too ILerly. It I* Injurious and Often Fatal—learn to Fred l*roj»erlj *n«l V»u Will Have Ie«» Mod'alled dw^rm He m'a a llemedjr AImi for l‘anker. n« Jm, A reader In great distress about her chicks write* a* follow*: "My young chicken* have some terrible disease Kggs hatch well. , but after tho chicks arc ton daya or two week* old they commence dying get light In their bead and ao weak they can hardly go without staggering a* If drunk, though they eat hearty. Thought at first It was head lice and applied vaseline with no apparent effect. Would you ad vise me to do away with the chick*, stop hatching a few month* and then try again?" I don't think there Is anything seriously wrong with the chicks, that I*, no contaglou* disease. The whole fault, in my opinion, was In feeding too soon after hatching. This is one mistake that two-thirds of the poul try raiser* make, and while earlier In the Keason the result* are not so fatal yet chick* at no season of the year should be fed until they are at Iea»l two whoki day* old. Where this rule I* observed only about ten per cent, of the hatches die from other causes than white diarrhoea. Nature provides for tho chick'* sustenance for at least three days after hatching and any feed given before that time I* injurious. Think you can continue to hatch with safety if you will ob serve tht, caution about fecdiug too early, W by We Hear I**** About Cholera Now. Home years back the poultry rais er* were greatly alarmed over the ravage* of "cholera.” if chickens SIN suddenly or If they ail of a • udden became sick, cholera was blamed fur It. Of late years we hear very Hltlo of ibis disease, the reason for which Is that wo have very few «f any cases of tbla dreaded disease In the poultry yards, and nine tenths of thi^e reported twenty or thirty years ago wore not cholera, but Instead, a condition prod need by * combination of Indigestion and lice. The poultry Were fed on prar Urnlly nothing but corn, producing an over fat condition, and the sub Jerl of grit was never thought of. consequently the food being of a starchy nature, and not properly di gested. and the hen or fowl being In an over fat condition.Indigestion was sure to present Itself. This trouble coupled with lice and In those days the poultry kee|wr* were not so par tlculnr about keeping lice at bay the fowl* Would succumb to "ehol era.*' Just about a* soon a* the good old summer time would come around It 1* n fact that genuine cholera case* are a* scarce a* hen's teeth. Iteiucdy for ranker. Some one want* u remedy for canker. Mix 12 drop* carbolic acid, one toaspoonful laudanum. 10 cent* worth sugar of lead, £. cent* worth Hulphute of xiuc, and one pint of water; shako well. Open up the uostrlls with a thorn, struw' or tooth pick, and with a small glass syringe Inject into them the mixture three times a day. uud put K to 10 drops In the mouth. Feed soft food and give plenty of wuter. Summer Feeding of Little Chicks. <ilvo Them Dry ami Croon Feeds Instead of Mashes If You Want to Hatch and Halse Chicks All Hummer. Messrs. Editors: We hnvo found out, after years of experience, that the best way to rnlse chickens hatch ed at this time, and later ltt tho au tumn, Is to put about them condi tions just as natural, and ns nearly like those on which the wild fowl thrive, ns we cnn. In the Qrst place —and the most Important one—we cut out all kinds of soft foods, mash es. etc. You (Yn Make m Mixed Feed Your self. We feed nothing but dry stuff and give the chicks the outer range after they are ten days old. I’rlor to that time we keep them In a small pen with the mother. Our feed consists of a prepared chick feed, which Is wholly of seeds, selected by experts, with which most up-to-date poultry* keepers arc familiar. It Is said to contain eleven kinds of seeds. Hut, If >ou cannot get such a mixture make up one at home.of all the little seeds of various kinds that you can get. finely cracked grain, pin head oat nteal. and feed It to the chick* In finely cut Utter. Make a little *lat ted enclosure for the feed and water for the chick*, where even the moth er cannot get at It. and keep some fe» d and fresh water In there all the time, it I* the better way. for they will not gorge thernselve* when fed *o. like they will when given a soft mash which mu*l be renewed often to keep it from souring IM s<rap Threw or Four Times m Week. Another very Important Item of feed for them. I* the dried meal scrap* and dried blood Tbl* tatter l» prepared at the big beef and •laughter concern* of several of our Western cities, but It can be had of dealer* In poultry suppttes wherever located It I* the one item of food that make* the summer-hatched chicken * body keep up with it* wing feather*, and keep* them plump and heavy like the ^arller bird* Thl* beef scrap should also be given them In the Utile feed place for th« chick* about every other day. or even dally If one prefer*, but It I* a little more expensive than other food, and threw or four time* a week will do. ,m»nr^ * iw i»nvw i mi. Another important Item of food t* that of grw’O *iuf!. ami the chicken* *hou 1<I have some of It every morn ing Kssex rape Is easily grown, and if n small patch should be sown. and then another in ten dn>s. and atlll a third two week* later, and sown where nothing can disturb It. It will furnish green stuff nil summer and autumn, but It should be gathered »nd cut up finely for the chick*, early <»f a morning while it i* still fresh and tender with the moisture of the night. Make Thrill Scratch for It, After the chicken* are ten day* or two week* old, and they are glveu the outer range through the Matted pell the hen to Hint be confined In she latter, the amount of the meat teraps aiul the green Muff can be re duced. an they will gather much of him h food out on the range, but the teed* and the Utter In which to ‘cratch for It. should be continued. '1 bis l* thy bcM and most HuCCes* ful way to raise young chicken* that le have been able to develop after mure than twenty live years' experi ence In the poultry yard. It mean* much to the poultrytnun. too, for !u this w’uy wo may continue our hutch Ing and rearing of chickens all the hiiminer and autumn, and. If we will get rid of the young roosters as soon an they are large enough to eat, we may add very largely to our stock of pullets for the next season, and the Into hatched pullets make splendid Inters during the summer and au tumn of the second year. H. H. GEER. Nashville, Tenn. I>o not bellevo In the old supersti tion that thunder will keep eggs from hatching. It has been shown to be false time after time. Incu bators are carried by rumbling trains to expositions, full of eggs that hatch well; and this after the train has been switched and bumped about till the Incubator would hardly stay right side up. For other poultry Items, see next pn*«\ WE WILL PAY YOU TO SOLICIT SUBSCRIPTIONS The Mouth*™ Farm Oaaatta a.U par * liberal rotnmlarioa to reliable men and women who <toh to aoUolt auberrtpUcau amon« that/ neighbor* and friend* For particular*, addreaa WITHER.* FARM GAZETTE, miutviLu. mm ^___ _ Where to Buy Poultry and Eggs. mmmm W. C. 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It V» per 15. |>Mk) per IU.t Choice young atook for aale after Hept. lap J U Marahalt. A»hley. Copiah Co . Mlaa Ruff Orpingtons Exclusively. Kgg» 13 00 and tl 50 per fifteen Correspon dence a pleasure. » UKO. IK MILKY, tloUMtoH, MU*