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The Spanish American. [volume] (Roy, Mora Co., N.M.) 19??-19??, July 29, 1911, Image 9

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OPULAR BREED OF CHICKENS
White Plymouth Rocks Are targe,
Strong and Vigorous, Besides Be
w , Ing Excellent Layers.
White Plymouth Rocks resemble the
FATTEN FOWLS FOR MARKET
Food 8hould Be Given at Regular
Houra and Then Only What the
Bird Will Eat Up Clean.
'Chickens for broiling or trying
should be fed extra for two or three
weeks to get them fat, with plenty of
good, solid meat on breast and thighs.
Range poultry Is never classed as
first-class market poultry.
Put six to eight chickens In a clean,
roomy coop; place coop In shed,
which should be kept quiet and mod
erately dark. Give first morning feed
of cornmeal mixed with milk; Just
what they will eat with a relish. At
nine o'clock give a second meal of
baked bread mixed with boiled vege
tables. At noon give cracked corn
mixed with a little wheat At 5 p. m.
give cornmeal mixed with milk, They
should be fed at regular hours and
given only what they eat up with a
relish at each meal. No food should
be allowed to He in the coop, as they
lose their appetite when food is left
in the coop to turn sour.
Sour food Is not fit to feed.
Wash out the coop every morning.
This is necessary and should not be
neglected. Give a little gravel or
charcoal about twice a week. Give
milk instead of water. By this meth
od chickens may be fattened in two
weeks' time. Chickens thus ted will
make prime market poultry and will
command an extra price.
TURNSTILE GATE FOR YARD
One Passage Made to Answer for All
Where Four Pens Coma To
gether How It Is Made.
In the poultry-yard where four lots
come together it Is convenient to have
the gates all at one corner, or in other
words, make one gate answer for all
four. The illustration shows the con'
structlon of the gate. The end posts
Turnstile for Poultry Yard.
are 2x1 feet from the center post
on which the gate turns. An Inch Iron
pin 18 Inches long and 12 Inches in
.the post that the gate is framed on
and six Inches in the post in the
ground. This should fit the holes very
tight that the gate may turn solidly.
Keep a Poultry Record.
One of the greatest needs of most
poultry keepers is a definite record
of expenditures and receipts. In too
few cases does the owner of a poultry
flock actually know whether his fowls
have been an expense to him or have
paid a profit This Is, perhaps, truer
In regard to poultry than with most
other branches of animal industry, be
cause of the facts that both expendí
tures and receipts are spread over
then entire year and are individually
small, that a large part of the product
Is used at home and that the poultry
keeping is incidental to the other
farm work.
barred in every particular except col
or. They are white in plumage
throughout, writes Mrs. D. A. Dean
Green's Farm Gardening. They are
one of the most popular white breeds.
They are as large, strong and vigorous
as the barred variety and, being pure
white, will breed much more uniform
in color. They lay especially well in
winter and their eggs are large. They
make fine mothers. Thrifty and ao
White Plymouth Rocks.
tlve regular hustlers not sluggish
like the Asiatics. Ready for table or
market much younger than the smaller
breeds. Keep the egg basket full, and
Incidentally the owner's pockets In the
same condition.
HARD WORK MEANS SUCCESS
To Hatch and Brood Chickens ArtlfV
dally One Must Stay With Work
Night and Day.
A great many people buy Incubators
and brooders and expect them to run
themselves. There would be Just as
much sense in the hen leaving her
eggs for the wind and sun to hatch in-
stead of setting on them and guarding
them, night and day, for 21 days.
Inanimate things won't run them
selves; they must be run. Machines
are all right, but they haven't brains;
men must supply the Intelligence.
Now it has been proved by thou
sands of people in different parts of
the world that artificial Incubation
and brooding of poultry Is an assured
success. But to make this success re
quires close personal attention from
start to finish. The work cannot be
intrusted to any Tom or Dick or Har
ry.. Tom and Dick and Harry hired to
do the work may set the machine
going, but they won't keep them
going. They lack the personal equa
tion.
To hatch and brood chickens artifi
cially one must stay right with the
work, day and night. This does not
mean that you have to sit up with and
nurse the machines and baby birds,
but that you just about know exactly
what they are doing every hour of the
twenty-four.
Many people fall to keep the Infant
chicks dry, warm and well supplied
with fresh air In the brooder. This
Is a simple matter, but an essential. A
herd of goats will get along In a re
mote brushy pasture for weeks at a
time with nothing but bushes and
fence rails to feed upon. Not so with
baby chicks; they must be fed at
least five times each day.
The neglect of simple sanitation in
the brooder is responsible for heavy
mortality among young feathered
stock. Fifty or a hundred or more
young birds in one close room will
soon make foul conditions, which in
turn will soon lead to disease and
death if the foulness is not removed.
Failures, then, in hatching and
brooding poultry by artificial means
ar.e due to the use of infertile eggs, al
lowing temperatures in the machine
tq run too high and too low, lack of
good ventilation,, failure to keep the
brooder clean and the young birds
supplied with direct sunlight, and ir
regular feeding. These may all be
summed up In one phrase lack of
close attention to detalla.
MEETS PICNIC NEEDS
ALL 80RTS OF UTENSILS PRO
VIDED TO LIGHTEN WORK.
Tea Baskets, Luncheon Baskets and
Picnic Baskets In Many Quanti
ties Fully Equipped With
Every Outing Requisite.
Now Is the time for outings, picnics
and vacation Journeyings and it seems
that the stores have anticipated the
wants of the picnickers and out-of-door
luncher by presenting numerous
utensils and contrivances for one's
use and comfort when the hour
comes for the packing of the basket
and hieing to the parks or the woods
of the open country.
There are tea baskets, luncheon bas
kets and picnic baskets in great quan
tity, some supplied with cups and
"plates and others even to the knives
and forks and spoons, a number even
having utensils to hold liquids and
little sections reserved for the salt
and pepper.
They have the serviettes and -the
cloth, some of the real linen, but
mostly of the decorated paper variety,
which are the handiest lor such oc
casions, while one especial basket
carries a utensil to keep some dish
hot and another for holding the sal
ads without letting any of the Juices
escape, and also there are the patent
ed bottles of two or three varieties
that keep other liquids ice cold for
hours, and some of the baskets have
these Included In their make-up.
There is a little outfit that looks
like a leather collar box, which con
tains a nickel plated tin kettle, an al
cohol burner, a sugar bowl and a
creamer and an extra bottle for alco
hol. It certainly supplies many of the
shortcomings that the person on the
outing is likely to experience.
Of course the plates that are sup
plied in these outfits are of the pa
per or wood shell kind, that can be
discarded after once used and others
can be purchased for the next expedi
tion out into the world, where nature
calls us to partake of the fresh air,
newly purified, salubrious to the ut
most to which it is possible to attain.
And it is always well to remember
when you are out in the woods that
you are principally there for the ben
efit of the air which comes to you pu
rified from every fluttering leaf and
blade of grass; therefore make the
most of it and fill and refill your lungs
with it as far as you can force them
to expand.
MONOGRAM EMBROIDERY.
Here we show a distinct monogram
In satln-stitch embroidery, that may
be worked on any article of house
hold linen or lingerie that requires
distinct marking.-
MAKES A DAINTY PETTICOAT
Satin, Cambric or Lawn Are Suit
able Materials for This Pretty
Pattern.
A very dainty petticoat is shown
here; it might be made In satin, cam
bric or lawn and Is cut with a low
square neck, which is outlined with
insertion edged with lace; strips of
Princess Petticoat.
narrow insertion are taken from be
low this down to top of flounce, which
is headed by wide beading, and is of
material, trimmed by one tuck, then a
piece of insertion and a lace flounce
at foot Ribbon is threaded through
the beading, and loopy bows and ends
fall down at the right side of front
Materials required: 4 yards 36
Inches wide, 6 yards narrow and 1
yard wide insertion, 14 yard beading,
3 yards lace, 3 yards ribbon.
The "Butler't Help."
The "butler's help" is a conven
ient and good looking table accessory
which doesn't seem to be generally
known. The affair might be described
as a small, revolving table for the
center of the table proper. It is
splendid for use at the Informal
breakfast, the Sunday night supper
or at Impromptu luncheons, when the
service of a maid is dispensed with.
At breakfast sugar, cream, toast, mar
malade, etc., can find a place on it,
and for supper the small dishes con
taining cheese, butter, relishes, pre
serves, etc., which usually necessitate
considerable passing. This contri
vance can be had in wicker and oddly
decorated china, as well as in differ
ent woods, mahogany being the most
desirable.

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