Two Cents a Word Each Insertion.
Special Sate by the Tear.
rOS SALE —Mammoth Bronze Toms,
reasonable. W. J. Duffy, Sunnyside,
EGGS for hatching from pure blood
BaiT6d Plymouth Rocks and Indian
Runner Ducks—sl.so per Betting Of IH.
E. B. Fowler, Shaw Island, Wash.
DUCK EGGS-Indian Kunnor, Imperial
Tekin, Buff Orphington and White
Leghorn chicken eggs. Catalogue for
stamp. F. A. Cowell, Lakcbay, Wash.
WHITE PLYMOUTH SOCKS — The
great utility breed. There are none
bettor than my strains. Eggs only $1.50
setting. Robert S. Doublcday, Ballow,
CATALOGUE TREE of the best Brown,
White and Buff Leghorns, Black Mi
norcas, B. P. Rocks and Buff Cochin
Bantams. Fred A. Johnson, 618 S. 35th
St., Tacoma. Wash.
BRONZE TURKEYS, Toulouse Geese,
Pekin and Rouen Ducks, Pearl Guin
eas, Barred Rocks, White Leghorns,
White and S. L. Wyandottes, Orping
tons, Javas and Dorkings. Catalog free.
W. D. Good, Mt. Vernon, Wash.
GET THE BEST
White Wyandotts and White Leg
horns —the two best breeds on earth.
Stock for sale in lots to suit.
WM. McCABE, Falrfleld, Wash.
; Eggs- More Eggs
For Hatching from my bred-to-lay, as
well as for the show, strains of Barred
Plymouth Rocks, White Wyandottes,
S. C. White Leghorns, and my Unparall
eled strain of Black Minorcas. Bred to
line for 12 years; a few more birds to
sell. Eggs $2 setting; 2 settings, $3.50.
BELLINCiHAM BAY POULTRY YARDS
O. L. Oiese, Prop.
R. P. D. No. 1 Bellingfham, Wash.
I make a specialty of breeding
S. C. RHODE ISLAND REDS
S. C. WHITE LEGHORNS
My reputation, gained during 25 years
of successful breeding, is back of ev
ery bird I sell you. Hggn In Season.
H.F. rau, » BOr». To. Bar
Barred Plymouth Rocks
Prize winning birds head all my pens.
My birds win everywhere. They are
bred to win and bred to lay. Have a
few birds, either sex, for sale. Also
settings of eggs.
J. L. ANDERSON
1003 Worth Fortieth St., Seattle, Wash.
Barred Plymouth Rocks
That in breeding and individual merit
are the equal of any on the market
BRED TO WIN AND BBS! TO LIT
Eggs from choicest matings of Pure
Bradley Bros, stock, one setting, $2.00;
two settings, $3.00.
B. J. WATSON, Box B. Gold Bar, Wash.
Bond Grit Machines
Do the work at home. Cost little ana
save all costs to the poultry man of
buying grit, ground bone, etc. Why buy
these things when you can make your
own on a "Bond"? Write me for par
ticulars, prices, etc.
FRED A. JOHNSON
518 South 35th St., TACOMA, WASH.
Big Sure Hatch Book
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makes everything clear as sunlight. Tells
you the very things you must know to
succeed in raising poultry.
The Sure Hatch Hook is a safe
guide because it is based on the success
ful experience of the men who in ten
years built up the business of the
from nothing to the largest in the
Get a Sure Hatch and make money.
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Don't buy an incubator until you get
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THE RANCH, SEATTLE. WASHINGTON
Necessity of the Trap Nest.
The question whether or not the trap
nest shall find a place in the poultry
raiser's equipment this season is be
ing considered by a great many at this
time, and every bit of information
that may aid in coming to a decision
is welcomed. The Ranch has in pre
vious issues had considerable to say
regarding the matter, and once the
trap nest was fully described and- illus
trated in our columns. We have se
cured from the American Poultry Jour
nal a number of statements made by
different people regarding the utility
and necessity of the trap nest and
give the information below for the
benefit of our readers. It had been
our hope to have an illustration of the
trap nest used on the new Inglewood
poultry farm at Los Angeles, Cal., but
up to thii writing the cuts have not
arrived. At the Inglewood farm every
hen is being scored for egg laying by
the trap nest system, and the propri
etors find it an indispensible method
for determining which birds are the
It should be noted that the extracts
that follow are culled from a wide
field, indicating the general use of
trap nests by the leading poultry
raisers in the east, and we see no rea
son why the Washington and Oregon
breeders should not follow their ex
ample. As Poultry Topics remarks,
"There is no getting around the fact
that trap nests are going to be more
and more used as the fancy increases."
The use of trap nests, according to
the Farm Journal, will pick out the
drones in the flock. Every poultry
keeper should have trap nests, if for
no other purpose than to find out
which are the working hens.
In the Poultry Keeper, M. K. Boyer
recently said: "The first year that we
used trap nests we discovered that
about one-fourth of our flocks were
not worth breeding from. The next
year we secured 20 per cent more
eggs with 25 per cent less hens —we
bred only from the cream." Thus,
you see, it is worth your while to adopt
some form of trap nest and know for
a certainty which hens lay enough
eggs to pay for their keep and which
birds produce your best young stock.
Then, again, the man who can adver
tise a trap nest record for his pure
bred stock, which will show an aver
age production of more than 150 eggs
per year for each heu, will not be able
to fill his orders at $5 per setting of
Let's have the opinions of those who
have had actual experience with the
use of the trap nest. Victor D. Can
aday says: "Nothing will contribute
more to any breeder's success than
the knowledge of the breeding value
of his fowls, obtained by the use of
trap nests and a pedigree system,"
and J. M. Beecher, jr., while admitting
that trap nests and pedigree records
mean work, says the breeder who ex
pects to improve his flock without
either of these in some form or in
some degree has a long, hard road be
fore him. Quit guessing and study
Trap nests, according to W. G.
Cory, do not consume near the time
nor require the attention that some
people imagine, and he has found that
they more than pay for themselves by
giving him results which he would not
know how to obtain any other way,
though the cost in time and money
were twice as much. The time when
the rule of thumb and guess was good
enaough has passed. What we should
have in these progressive days is ex
act knowledge of what we are accom
plishing. A flock of hens which will
produce an average of close to 200
eggs in a year for each individual in
it, which has been built up by a trap
nest system, will bring its owner as
much money as one which would win
in any show in the country. Our peo
ple are practical fanciers and like to
get tangible results which they can
see in their bank accounts.
H. P. Rankin, a successful poultry
breeder, says: "Practical and scien
tific poultry men the world over are
today acknowledging the superiority
of trap nests. The poultry keeper
without trap nests is working as much
in the dark as would be the big de
partment store that did not keep
books. To those who are afraid that
the poultry business is being overdone,
just enter into the breeding of high
class, standard-bred poultry, breed to
lay by an up-to-date trap nest system.
stick to it carefully and persistently,
and from your results, financially and
otherwise, I will guarantee that you
will agree with me that the poultry
business is only in its infancy."
Dr. N. W. Sanborn adds his experi
ence thus: "The interest in trap nests
is increasing. More and more of these
are being installed in breeding and lay
ing pens. We have learned and un
learned many 'facts' since we began to
use trap nests during the breeding
season. I have not found it the trouble
I expected and my birds took to it
from the start. I have learned more
about my birds, have advanced more
in the few years I have used these
nests than in the ten years that pre
ceded. I have fewer broken eggs
than under the use of the common
nest, and I have learned much along
egg lines since I began to trap my
A writer whose name is not given
says: "Do not be frightened by the
statements of some people that they
are too much work, hens do not take
to them, or the confined hen breaks
the egg. You will be surprised to see
how little time it does take to handle
trap nests, how quickly the birds begin
to use them, and you will find that
very few eggs are ever broken in them.
I have a bunch of six splendid cock
erels, every bird fit to show, plainly
just the same blood. What does the
trap nest tell me about these birds?
Their punched webs tell me that they
were from pen headed by my best
show cock, and also that they were out
of my best brown-egg hen on the place.
What of all this? Simply that my
brown-egg hen will be mated next
spring to the same male. Shall I get
any more cockerels of show quality?
I certainly expect to. The man who
expects to work up his flock cannot
afford to neglect the trap nest. It is
an aid to progress."
The trap nest system is proper and
its use will bring about absolute knowl
edge of results in breeding operations
in high-class stock or higher averages
in egg production. It's mighty satis
factory as a fancier to look at a bird
and know beyond doubt that it was
produced by such a dam and such a
sire and then to be able to follow its
breeding back several generations. We
were talking with a fancier but a few
days ago that has such a record, and
could feel the gleam of satisfaction as
he told us the breeding of one of his
birds —even to the number of eggs
laid each year by dam, grand dam,
and back for several generations. Such
a system is not hard to establish, not
hard to maintain, eliminates the hap
hazard system too much in vogue, and
reduces the breeding of poultry to a
more systematic basis, and while it is
impossible to make two peas or two
birds grow just alike, it is possible by
a systematic method to breed to a
greater uniformity of the general flock
by a carefully kept system oT pedigree
breeding in which the trap nest plays
a most important part.
To constantly improve the prolifi
cacy of egg production in the "Hen
Family," one must have some means
of ascertaining the exact number of
eggs each hen lays. There can be no
real advance made along this line with
out some method that is authentic and
accurate. With this end in view, the
trap nest came upon the market
some good, some bad and some of
doubtful worth; but now the experi
mental stage of the trap nest is past,
real progress is being made by pains
taking breeders in not only reaching
the 200-egg yield annually with each
hen, but even surpassing that number.
An experiment made by one poultry
raiser resulted in the knowledge that
twenty-four of the hens laid 160 eggs;
six laid 208; ten laid 202; eighteen
laid 200; the balance fell below 160.
These hens were banded, their number
entered upon the daily record kept,
and the number of eggs entered, each
hen being credited with the perform
ance of her dutiful deposit in the trap
nest, or a blank alone spoke of her
worth or worthlessness.
Green bone should be fed to the
poultry every day, but it is not neces
sary that the cutting be done every
day. You can cut up a lot two or
three times a week—enough each
time to last till the next cutting.
O. L. Gieae, owner of the Bellingham
Day poultry yards, writes that he has
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BIRDS from $20 to SI 60 per PAIR. Large back yard
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DEMAND HEAVY. We buy your eggs and youngsters
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CONFINEMENT, are very hardy, WILL THRIVE >N ANY
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RHODE ISLAND REDS
Utility and Fancy Combined; High-
Class Breeders, $2.50 to $10 Each.
Utility Stock, $5 a Trio.
BLACK BROS., COUPEVILLE, WIT.
RHODE ISLAND REDS
-■■■ Both Varieties.
We are breeding for egg production;
our winnings show we have best color
on coast. A few: At Everett. Ist and
2nd, cockerel; Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet;
Ist pen Dec. 27, 1906. At Seattle,
where it takes the best to win, Ist, 3rd
and 4th, cockerel; Ist, 2nd, 3rd and
6th, pullet; Ist pen,—Jan 8, 1907. Eggs
from utility stock, $1.50 for 15; $6.00
per 100. __ .
WARE to PeSEIAEM. Kennewick, Wash.
Scars White Rocks
BEST IN THE WEST
Won at Tacoma and State Fair, 31
prizes. At Portland, Jan, '07, they
won 16 prizes out of a possible 21.
Won all specials except one. Eggs
$2.00, $3.50 and $5.00 per setting.
3401 Worth Dove St., Tacoma, Wash.
BRED FOR EGGS
By Trap Nest System
Buff Leghorns, Barred Rocks, White
Wyandottes, Indian Runner and Pekin
Ducks. From our best laying strains.
Wyandottes bred from stock that entered
Australian contest. Eggs, $1.50 setting;
Incubator lots, 50 eggs, $3.00; 100 eggs,
$5.00; duck eggs limited. Also O. I. C.
pigs. Enclose stamp for prompt reply.
John Tan Trojen, Sr., Kadlock, Wash.
Rhode Island Reds
Bred to Win and Bred to Lay
Pens headed by finest birds obtain
able and win wherever shown. Cock
erels, $1.60 to $5 ea. to make room
for breeding stock; eggs for hatching
after January Ist.
HA ni IR R TACOMA. WASH.
• A* 1/VlVlV.e TACOMA. WASH.
Homes For Sale
Owing to limited space in my loft I
will sell forty pairs of Homers at $1.50
per pair. These birds are under two
years old, are from the finest American
and European strains; have bred me
many choice youngsters, and for squab
raising purposes cannot be excelled any
where in America. Squabs average ten
pounds to the dozen. E. L,. REBER,
Room 4 Hoge Building, Seattle.
Eggs for hatching from selected
standard bred layers of
Barred Plymouth Bocks,
White Plymouth Bocks,
8. C. Brown Leghorns,
White Wydandottes and
S. C. Black Minorcas.
Setting's of 13 eggs, $2.00; two set
settings, $3.50. .•/:;■■■
Incubators —Eggs from our best
layers regardless of type or fancy
color marks in lots, as follows: 50
eggs, $4.00; 100 eggs, $7.00.
We aim to supply eggs of high fer
tility and that will hatch strong, vig
orous chicks —stock for sale— write
H. L. BLANCHARD, Hadlock, Wash.
MAMMOTH BRONZE TURKEYS
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS.
Many of our breeding turkeys are
from the prize winning flock at the
world's fair, St. Louis, and Madison
Square Garden, New York. Our tur
keys are winners wherever shown. Can
furnish old or young stock, either sex.
Our Barred Plymouth Rocks have
been winning for more than ten years
under eastern and coast judges. They
are great layers as well as blue ribbon
winners. We should be able to please
you in quality and price, as we have
many good ones to select from.
Mount Lookover Poultry Yards
Hit F. B. WEST, Prop., 190»
Bout* 1, Jtfforion, Or*fom.
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