Artificial Incubating and Brooding; A Complete Guide to the Successful Hatching and Rearing of Chicks by Modern Artificial Methods

Artificial Incubating and Brooding; A Complete Guide to the Successful Hatching and Rearing of Chicks by Modern Artificial Methods

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...this, or he must place a valuation on his own time too low to make the business really attractive. It is true that educating the public to pay higher prices is a task that calls for a good degree of salesmanship. The individual operator must decide for himself just how far he can afford to go in meeting the demand for cheap chicks. and how strong a stand he wishes to take in holding prices at a point that will make it possible to hatch eggs produced by genuinely good breeding fowls. But there should be an especial ef-i fort to have a clear understanding regarding the stock that is supplied at the price, whatever that may be. In making prices on stock of better quality the operator must learn to figure for himself, but he should learn to figure accurately. If the eggs are produced by fairly good breeding stock and are valued as low as $10.00 per hundred, then in hatching operations that should be considered the cost price. and the operator cannot afford to sell chicks from such eggs unless he gets this "cost price." plus an additional sum that will cover labor. interest on the investment, overhead charges, and a reasonable profit. A price for chicks that does not provide such a margin simply means that the operator is underselling himself. And absurd as it may seem, there is reason to believe that a good many are doing just that thing. In a general way most operators charge about double as much for chicks as they would be willing to accept for the eggs, though where fertility runs high this margin can be reduced somewhat, if it is found desirable to do so. How Day-Old Chicks Are Handled Owing to the peculiar provision of nature by which the newly hatched chicks are supplied with a store of food in the form of unabsorbed yolk...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745418
  • 9781236745415