How to Build Poultry Houses; Plans and Specifications for Practical Poultry Buildings, Accompanied by a Descriptive Text on the Construction of Poultry Houses and the Principles of Poultry House Architecture

How to Build Poultry Houses; Plans and Specifications for Practical Poultry Buildings, Accompanied by a Descriptive Text on the Construction of Poultry Houses and the Principles of Poultry House Architecture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...location of the poultry house is very important. No matter how good your house may be, if it is located in a low, damp place, where the yard surrounding it is wet and the land sour, your house cannot overcome all of these evils. It should be placed upon high, well-drained ground. We prefer sandy, gravelly, or light, porous soil. Heavy clay soils should be avoided. They are hard to keep sanitary. If the ground does not drain well naturally, never place a poultry house on it until you have provided for underdrainage with tile or by open ditches. Water should never be allowed to stand in the poultry yards. A wet soil is colder than a dry one. Muddy feet mean dirty eggs, and dirty eggs mean washed eggs and low prices. Dampness breeds colds, catarrh, roup, rheumatism, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Air drainage is also very important. Never locate the poultry house in a low, flat place where the air is always damp. Face the house to the. south, and if possible, it is not a bad idea to protect it on the north and west by trees, which act as a windbreak. The ground on which the house is located should preferably slope to the south or east. Fig. 2.--Houses like this are not suitable homes for hens. The house should be placed conveniently to the other farm buildings and close to the dwelling house. The feed and water supply should be taken into consideration. If the poultry house is placed rather close to the dwelling, they should be separated by a chickentight fence. Nothing is more trying on a woman than to have the hens make their headquarters on the back porch or back doorstep. Locate the poultry house so that you may make additions to it or to your poultry farms and yards, and thus avoid future expense of moving and remodeling. Size and shape. The size...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.22 x 2.54mm | 22.68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574869
  • 9781236574862