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| | THE POULTRY YARD. ^
Getting Eggs in Winter. Messrs. Editors: Haring good success with hens laying during the winter months. I thought probably an outline of my plan of feeding might be of help to some of your reader* Getting egg* in winter de pends upon feed and warm quarter* to sleep in. and not so much on the breed as some would hare it Any gm»d breed wilt do. Select g«K>d. , strong, well developed pullets that were hatched not later than April.) whatever number you wish to keep, hut do not keep over twenty-fire m one house. The I test Kind of lien Hou*e. A bouse ten by sit feet I* a good size for that many, built three aide* close and the front facing th< south One i x 12 plank at bottom, three f«-<t wire netting neat, and then two! 1 a 12*a at the top make a nice front for the house. Arrange the bouse ! inside so you can bate a scratching pen under tb« perches. Thl* l» easily done, by having a shelf jus* under the perches to catrh the drop ping, it will also be a great rouveu lenc* in cleaning out. which must t* done to insure success The floor should be Ailed in so it will be dry even during rainy weather Keep the scratching pen littered about u»< \ foot de* p with straw or other litter, leave* twins eire|ietlt all tb< grain in the Utter and cover it up Avoid feeding too much corn, a# there I* danger of cutting the 1»**t* over fat. . where older *tn*cfc, are kept, this show leg one of the ad vantage* of keeping pullet* which are not apt to get over fat Also, not having to go through the molt, they get |n good shaj-e for frying In winter The (•rain i'nrd. Wheat and oat* are floe for the laying hen*, and where one cannot get wheat, one ran always g«t wheat bran and abort*, which make a apbn did substitute. equal part* bran and short* with a little cottonseed meal making an eirrllent ma*h Mia with a little water, not wet or doughy, hut Just tnolat enough to crumble ThU also can be thrown on top at the litter in th« *< ratchlng pen and th« bird* will always scratch for what they get In the straw He careful not to fepd more ma*h than will be eaten up at once a* |t will be llatitr to sour. lUMilla <*r I s ail M* at for * lirrcn llotte. * This In the rnotning. with aotn< oat* buried in the little, and a good ■ f*-ud of corn at night, one hour be fore rooailng time, will *«rwt for th* j grain ration; and the hens will get j oft the r<KwM in the morning and go to im rati hlng for any grain that tn>) not have been found the day before This grain muat be supplemented with animal food of aotoe aort and trH*n fe#-d For anlnjal food, offe pound of fre*h green cut hone* per j day for twenty hrm la beat, hut where hone* cannot he obtained.! tahhlta or lean meat of any port will do Milk alao la very good, which can la* mixed lit the maah and lino1 he given as a drink. For green feed, a patch of rye or wheat (f prefer wheat) will make plenty of green feed If sown III September, or green feed can be supplied from the family garden, in the whape of collarda, beets, carrots, etc., which are hardy and ataud In the open during the whole winter if a little earth 1* j drawn up to th«m tn the fall. The chill taken off the drinking water in cold weather la alao very beneficial % I tal<* nr ml Itat ion Ncmmary. IK» not fe«*d corn alone, and ei* poet egg* iti winter You often hear people aay. * My hena lay in win ter and I feed nothing but corn '; but if you look further. >«>u will find their hena have a nice grove with plenty of d'ad leave* to acratrh In, where they can find bug* and worm* even in the winter. aUo »ome gro«-n fe«*d aomewhere around. K**ep jour hen* acratrhing for what they eat Such are the hen* that lay In winter, not the on«>» that *il at the gatea or A Catechism on Poultry. Sit I fell t^w«<i<»n« fur Tlnac \\ In* K«*'p <tiUrtt*-—lf( Ktrfy |*»»t»|try lUti'MTT Answer Tlum t«» lllmsrlf. l,et !ho*e who rai»e chicken* an .«rr the»e que»tlon« for ihcrow'ltrs t. Why do you ralae chicken*’ " Why don't you hate comfort abb moating place* for your chicken*, and a *bcd open front to the South ; tn which to ralwe winter chick*’ III. Hate y«»u learned that It la more prod'able to feed hen* for egg* than for merely fit’ IV. W hy d-* you feed corn etrlualtrely. wb<n a tarlety of grain and an acre of ?%e or alfalfa for green food will fill your egg baaket. rten in winter* V. Why do you market the hulk uf your «-gg« in *ummrr at 10 to !£» rent* per doyen when you could with be*t pure bred poultry and a llltlr care *e!l them fre*h Hi winter at to as cent*’ VI. Why d« you »*ll your spring fryer*." from June to August, at lb to n rents per pound. when you might sell them in M*rrb »»d April st 30 to 40 rents per pound’ \ II Why do you «rll your surplus ben* and pullets st 36 to 40 rents e*rb. ah«n you rould Just ss readily sell1 pure bred* at from 91 to 12. and get rnurb more for Very rbolrr spec l mens? VIII. Why do you sell your male breed er# of past season for 3 6 rent*, when uiu rould sell pure bred one* for many time* that amount? IX. Why don't you *«'!l all your moo- j grel* this month, except about a dosm for mother* In spring, and invest that money in pure bred stork or egg# for batching at best season next spring’ X. Why don’t you art at osrc, before price of market poultry declines and price of pur« bred poultry advances? XI. When you write to poultry breed er*. why don't you state whether you want to buy good utility foals or the very best exhibition foals’ XII. Do you know that uo breed pro duce* u very large per cent quite sell up to the standard In every way. so why do you expect to secure — doorstep looking for the next feed of corn to be thrown out on the ground. Try this kind of feeding one sea son. and see what results you will get. Start early In the fall, by sepa rating the pullets you are to keep for la>ers; ..nd feeding them plenty of muscle-forming foods and not too much corn, and you will have plenty of eggs In winter I have thirty' pullets (hat were hatched the tenth day of last May. and six of them have alreadv thy the middle of Feb ruary! hatched off seventy chicks; and eight more of them are sitting n»*w Thoite pullets were fed as above directed Do not forget to see that there Is plenty of grit that the hens can get a* wanted liens will natu rallv la' In spring when Nature fur* nl«be* them with green and animal r - i> CEtOHTO* Chickasaw Co . Mlaa these at price* good utility fowl* are worth* XIII. l*o you kn<>« it i* much more l»}«-4*urr to rare for a flock of beau* tie* than one of mongrel** XIV. Why don't yrou Interest your boy* and girl* In poultry ral*lng* XV. \\ hy don't you encourage them b' citing them the poultry to rare for. and gite them something worth their care, bate them keep strict account of all r%pen*e* and all profit*, and glre them a g«»o4 poultry Journal to read* XV. fion't you know thi* would be to them a bts«tno*w education, a profit, able inteatment. and math more pleasure than tolling In field* all day long In summer'* heat* XVI. |Ki you know that encouraging *««we inditidual work for your boy* and girl* will help much to keep Breeder’s Cards AMD Farmers' Exchange We win Inter a %d* tor oar KostlwrB fhr« Uueue reader* In Uhia &ey*>r\»ret and la th.* *tyie li|e at Um rat* of I cwata a ward tar <>M week two week* I cent* a word threw week* ? cent* t>M aodtk I cant* threw moatha A reeu tit woetta IPceaw. one year *> ranu Karfc word number or Initial tine iodine name and add renal count ed at a wetwratw word Send rath with or der If the rata awvwit ktyk. r»n ra.ier It would (w*t Iti (or twttay* alone to wad your ad hr letter to warn home to which we carry it at thu low rate Htamvw arcwtewd (or amount* .eat than ft I tea ut lew Hull |-4|a Kollilal to rwtflater Hew’, <V> IloyMtrllla tin P< and tltlnt boy* M II Terheyt and (ancy (poultry T -Ca-r ltn»* llr-ith «‘rwrh T*t»n I »r aaie ehetl* Ib-tf\myb ktel Jffe t Hull. !• u• Mitlu obi N r Hamlin. Weat |*t lean Itryuicred l*o»and China Hoar (or tala Ayr n month* Prtrw (■& It U Itutier Maos - i vllle. Mina Itiy* i '.where:* Whit* Plymouth Ho. ha B» I I Hr>U |l lib' I® each, worth double W l* Kate* Oilbuutii'lty. Min* Tborouylihrral Poultry Thirty dnyt aaie 1 lli»<» »e I* land Iteda. Hull (Vhliu Whit* Icy- < horn* t'hwap fut hound* |>r Vel*«e Phi! Ilia llnart'rerh Ala them contented on the farm, and away from the crowded cities* Is it worth whil.. trying to do this? MRS. J. C. DEATON. As we have only one life *e are only required to do one great work and that Is to serve Ood.—Selected. Where to Buy ! Poultry end | The Home of the Rocks. I hat* fifty or rtrttr «t» head of Rosy out* hen* sod tniSWrt* of Ok Harm! i’rmoatb flora* for ■*> at |t& Of to |ta * per dona. tym. iaa bo «** aod «!tr when sfclppad. t have woo Tni Prt*# st rtrry tbow wbats rthibiUPd rsre»«t oOr sad woe *r . ocj tN>« Ordsr rsr'.ywbii* I bat* a On* lot to seiatt tram Yo«n tar (Kitleru. L. H B. STEPHENS. Ctda Staff, • • • Mississippi MAMMOTH OAK Stock and Poultry Farm. RHODE ISLAND REDS. I hare woo 42 prizes in the past 3 rears in Mississippi shows. A hoe lot of Cockerels and Pallet! for ssle. Write for prices. MRS. N. E. DEUPREE, MATHEW, MISS. w e. YAYLi IHIIITr LEGHORNS sad WmlE WYANOOTTO •'Ths •sired with a Msoord* htoca ss4 Kegs Tor ads_ THEY WIN AO AIM Fire Surer Caps. lW7-‘«. Six Silrer Caps. I906 *u7. And many Special Ihrtxea. YOUNG STOCK FOR SALE Kb..W H«»U KtO|>t U>*ckR Whit# »t4 Wkll# Iff ho ram It 40 m k ItCU© i»r 4omc AIro Ital Turkm of Wartd • CYlr •titift tt r*««oe*Mo for Um nett two month* 1* W. I Pt MI KC ll, * Baaavata* Ala. White end Buff Rocks. WUl was ImI nprtn* bremelrm nt ft » *« eerk Mf binketn itfteUf fSr*t cimm At kW unerofleut Twnn . ikut. l«t In rvenwUllee ** fourvwo Whiter Kook fnoeior* t won ltrtt®A*4 - • W. S. POPE. BMAMWV*. Buff orpingtons exclusively Threw ynni* > **••* from nil y»nl* It ®>P*r II CferrmpoadaOM • pi«m*urt> UKO t» Hli.KY Hott*u»n. Sit** S. C. RHODE ISLAND RED COCKERELS FOR 9AUK From 91.00 to 9<.00 KarA. MIS W 6 CUT. ItRla 1. UUDU°UI. ««SJ. Rose co»« r. i. reds »-;• ,/•;J.V HcitrUsl fount «kwV for r^i*1 iBUTOt ,„U, o~» .IU. wn "X'^mTmhxU. . A*ht«> Copiah I o MlMk EGGS, EGGS, EGGS! Buff Cochin, Buff Orpington, Barm!. Whita and Buff Plymouth Rocha, Silver Laced Wyandotte*. >s agga $a. Nona battar Haw aa good, i* order* at onca. Hilled In rotation. K. B. BACHMAN, Lock Drawkr, 137, Winona, Miss.