HOWTO GET HOST EGGS.
The manner of feeding poultry that
are layers, is considerable different
from'that of feeding those that are
breeders. In the latter case we want
e Sgs2tbat will hatch chickens with a
•strong constitution and good quali
ties, while in the former case wc want
eggs, aud only eggs; we care not
whether they will hatch or not,' our
only aim is to get the greatest num
ber of eggs from our fowls.
In order to accomplish this end, we
keep only pullets of last year’s hatch
and feed all they will eat of rich food
constantly growing richer. If they
dag, we give a stimulant to impart to
them a fresh start —red pepper is the
cheapest and perhaps the best thing
lor the purpose. Fowls will contin
ue to lay well the second year, but it
will not be found as orofitable to feed
them through 1 heir moultiug season
as it would be to keep them ‘‘laying
their best” for oue year and then kill
them. Another thing ; if you only
keep them one year, you will have no
"tough fowls” to haunt your dreams.
KILLING YOUNG HEN3.
Young hens may be killed two
weeks after ceasing to lay, aud, if
well handled, they Will be fat and
may be thrown on the market at an
advance of from one to live cents per
pound above common “choice lots,”
if they happen to he Brahams. Many
will, perhaps, object to this hot-house
system as being detrimental to the
constitution, but as we set no eggs
from these fowls, the objection has
no valid foundation, and falls through.
Do men object to forcing steers, by
high feeding, into rapid fattening on
the plea that it is injurious to the
constitution of others which are not
VOWL-S can't be to fat to I ay.
There is one point to be remember
ed ; it takes a certain amount of food
to keep the animal alive, and after
that all the food eaten must go either
to make eggs, to build the body, or
to produce fat. It is nonsense t.o
talk of pullets being “too fat to lay.”
With old hens it may be possible,
but I have never had this happen to
any of mine, nor have I know of any
uU3 else that had a fowl so affected,
although a friend of mine keeps a hop
per of corn always before his fowls,
and from October till March, in ad
dition to this, gives, night and morn
ing, a feed of boiled corn meal, and
yet his fowls lay extremely well.
Some time ago I gave the results
of some experiments with pigs, which
showed that it took fifty pounds of
corn meal to keep a hog one month,
and that one hundred pounds of meal
per month produced a gain of about
twenty pounds; that is, fifty pounds
went to supply the ■waste of the sys
tem and all above that went to in
creasing the weight. In cows, a pair
consuming a small quantity produced
rive quarts of milk for every one hun
dred pounds of green lucern eaten,
while a pair consuming a larger quan
tity, produced six quarts for every
one hundred of lucern they eat. —
The same will be found to be
(he case with fowls —“the fowls that
eat most will give the most profit,”
as a rule, though, of course, there will
be exceptions, but uot many.
EXERCISE AND FOOD FOB LAYERS.
Make your layers take exercise,
not as much as tlie breeders, but still
enough to ward off disease. One
half the feed for my layers is ground.
The natural mill of a fowl’s gizzard
iscapable of grindingall sortsot grain;
but. though it is involuntary, it is at
too groat an expense of muscular
force. All the ground feed is cook
ed. 1 should cook all. only the part
raw is preferred by the fowls and
they need it to keep them busy. The
cooked food is placed in a trough,
with slats over the top, to prevent
the fowls from scratching it out and l
dirtying it. The onground, raw j
grain is so placed that the hens must ,
scratch in order to got it. This isac- I
complished by burying it slightly in ,
the ground in the Summer, and in a j
pile of chaff or cut straw on the floor
of the poultry house in the winter. j
The fowls should also he supplied j
with some vegetable and flesh food |
every day, Winter and Summer— |
The host way to get this is in winter j
to feed turnips and potatoes ; and in l
the summer cabbage leaves, tops ol j
vegetables, weeds, etc.,oto.. will lurn- j
ish what yon want in this line. For
flesh, butchers waste is my staple,
but I often get worthless fish which
are both cheap and for this purpose
good. Anything that is animal food
will do, and where auy one has but
a few fowls and can get skim-milk,
he need look no further.—A. M. Van
Aif Eton, in Jtural JVetr Yorker.
—“ Ah ! ” sighed a hungry tramp,
“ I wish Iw as a boss. lle,s nearly
always got a hit iu his mouth, while
I haven’t had a bit in mine for two
T AND Adjoining Bluffton (late
"Orange Bluff}, Volusia county, Florida.
I have for sale a large quantity of very
desirable agricultural lands, which w ill be
sold, to actual settlers, on very reasonable
terms, and in lots of 10 acres and upwards.
Also, a tract of id© acres, three miles from
Enterprise, on lake Bethel. This tract has
upon it 800 budded, and 39 orange trees,
now bearing, and 5 bearing lemon trees,
about 70 acres of hue hammock laud, with
a large spring of excellent water upon it.
At Bluiftou. i have for sale 5,000 sour or
auge stocks, 30,000 sour seedlings, and 3,-
000 budded stocks one and two vears old;
of choicest fruit.
For particulars in full, apply to me in
person, or by letter, at Bluiftou, Volusia
county, Florida. C. F. LANSING.
July Ist. 1878. Iq-53-9 Agent.
PENNIMAN & GO..
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Mouldings, Brackets ,
Her oof arid Turned Work,
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Sawed and Rived Cypress Shingles,
Lath , Fencing, Fruit and
Ye jet al)le,.., Crates, t&.
Constantly on hand.
ESP All orders promptly filled.
Have your Orange Trees Budded and get
fruit from three to five years sooner.
Extensive experience, cheap rates: work
warranted for a small bonus.
Address. W. A. COOK,
anti Beresford. Volusia co.. Fla
niorrrnnjg mo soj dmeig
Eaaaa ®Il B S If
THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.
Mom Building, No. 2 8> street, over j
HarklM Br*., Room* a a.
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OF ALL KINDS, DONS BY
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ap2s NEW BRITAIN Fla.
Alvord & Kellogg.
Wholesale and Retail.
The largest and best selected stock of
Bided, Plain and Fancy Papers,
Envelopes and Fancy Goods,
In tiie State,
Orange Wraps a Specialty ,
11*15, 10*12, 12x12,
ALWAYS IN STOCK.
We invite dealers to send to us for terms
Jacksonville Fla. Jan.!. 1878. janlO’m
TTUSSEY A ELLIS.
Wholesale and Beta It
A lN I >
No. 10 JVo
Chas M n m \ ,Tac Fla.
N. B.—special attention to consignments
of country produce and prompt remittance
ORANGE CITY, - - Florida.
I>P;:.\ TIIK YI.IK BOUND.
£-53 H. H. DcYARJIAN, Proprietor.
eT. B. .JORDAN,
General Dealer in
Dry Goods. Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Heady Made
Clothing, dec,, dec.
Dealing exclusively for cash I am ena
bled to sell at prices unusually low, and
by keeping constantly on hand a choice
selection of goods, hope to merit the good
will aud patronage ot t ho whole community.
DeL.-md, May 15,1878. m.vlStf
J. S. DKKrGS, Geo. a. peck.
J. S. DRIGGS & GO.,
Glass and Plated Ware,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
C handelier*, etc., etc.
Wood and Willow Ware
Fruit Jars, Jelly Tumblers, Water Filters
Water Coolers. Ac.
13 West Bay St.,
Seals insect Exterminator!
Simple in its application, efficacious
iu its results. Composed of harmless
vegetable ingredients. Does no hurt
to the tree. One trial will convince
the most skeptical. A pint bottlo
‘ will suffico for from ore to three hun
dred trees. Full directions given foi
use. Price per bottle 50 cents.
Manufactured and sold by
4 Mount Royal Postoffioe, Fla.
EOW. W. STETSON,
Successor to D. W. Dari-,
Who I ‘■sal" aj*d Kef ail Dealer iu
And SHADE FIXTURES.
8-59 MeUonihe's Block.
1 Benedict & jse£}&zrih&,
Hardware and lliitlerv,
Sasli, Boors and Blinds,
Moves and Tinware, J‘atuts and Oils,
Blue smith's and Carpenter's
Tools, Wagon Material and
Agricultural Implements ,
Belting, Harness, Saddles, Bridles , die
Agents for the celebrated Orange Light
Send for Prcie-Lists. mySl-l.v
—I *• ; “ “
Now is the time to
T * ri< *es I ledi iced
to i of former prices, and given in exchange
fox personal property of any kuu>, at its
full value, or ten per cent, off for cash, or
BOOTS and SHOES,
anything “ portable, ” Now
is your time to swap off what
vou don’t need, for trees that
will be growing into a for
tune. I have more trees
than T want and must thin
out 50,000 of them.
JOHN A. MACDONALD,
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With our principal office located at Wash
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we are enabled to attend to all Patent
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attorneys, who are at a distance from
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A large amount of excellent PIN E LAN TANARUS)
unrivalled iu value for ORANGE AND
Said lands lie in the immediate viciuit
of DeLand, and wil be sold at prices rang
lug from $5.00 up. Come and see before
H. A, DrliMJ.
DeLand, May 10th, 1877.
BeLANB & PAECE,
DeLAND, Volusia Cos., Fla.
Offer for sale in alternate lots of 5 to 10
acres, to parties who wish to improve the
same, portions of the 100 acres known as
tho Canfield place, a quarter section
well adapted to Orange culture, Grapes
and other fruits or vegetables. Lying mid •
way between DeLand and the St. Johns
river, the highest of the first quality rolling
pine lands, it is rarely equalled in qnality
or location by any lands in Florida.
Also portions of a similar tract o
acres, known as the Adams’ place, at Do-
Land, at very reasonable rates.
Also, contractors for tho planting, care
and culture of orange groves and vine
yards on lauds purchased of us.
Also, a fine stock of choice uortaern
Grape vines, remarkably healthy and prom
ising, including Agawam, Concord, Hart
ford, Ives, lona, Lludloy, Massasoit, Salem,
&c., all varieties which ripen early and
sell well in the northern markets. Price#,
13 cents each, for auy number.
DeI,AND A FARCE,
1-53 DeLand, Volusia co., Fla,
HPOrders left at this office will receive
FOR RENT OR SALE.
At Pieolafn, St. Johns Diver. A farm
containing 80 ucn . good House, H im. Cis
tern, Well and Wind Mill. Orange Grove
Lemons Peaches, Guavas, Grapes and
Plums. For flirth-r iufnrnmtiou apply to
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