The Chick Book

The Chick Book : From the Breeding Pen Through the Shell to Maturity (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Chick Book: From the Breeding Pen Through the Shell to Maturity That the up-to-date hatchers can be depended upon to do their full share toward making the poultryman inde pendent requires no argument. Good eggs and proper hand ling by the operator will assure good hatches of vigorous chicks. An understanding of the machine and how to con trol it, with some knowledge of how to treat eggs during the period of incubation and of the essentials of correct environments, constitutes the wisdom required for successful hatching. We find incubators operating in dark cellars, where there is no light except that of burning kerosene; where good air enters by chance and not from intention, and the atmosphere is damp and laden with germs of decay and dis ease. Again we hnd them located in rooms above ground, in houses built for the purpose in dwellings and in rooms partitioned off in the barn, poultry house and shed where the air, though dry, is seldom renewed and light from the sun is rigidly excluded that a more even temperature may be maintained. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 129g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 111 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243094655
  • 9780243094653