How to Raise Chicks

How to Raise Chicks

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...objects such as a roost and bower for shade at the south end of this yard. Why in the south end of the yard adjoining where the incubating is to be done have exactly such a roost and shade. The idea is. of course, to not let madam know that she is in another yard." How to Get Good Hatches With Incubators.--In ancient times, before Christianity came to the world, artificial incubation was known and practiced in Egypt, and tireless brooders were commonly used to rear the chicks. The eggs were hatched by the wholesale in mammoth incubatories and the people from far and near, in the country about these hatching ovens, brought their eggs to be hatched or exchanged them for chicks. We have it on good authority that similar hatching ovens and similar customs prevail in Egypt today, and the chicks are said to thrive well. It isn't artificial incubation that causes the alarming chicken mortality in this country, but undoubtedly part of the losses are due to the use of poorly constructetd machines or to the. unskilled use of good incubators. In Egypt the hatching is done by experts; the art of hatching eggs by artificial means has been handed down from master to apprentice for many generations. The Chinese have been adepts at artificial incubation for centuries, but with them time counts for little when learning how. With the hustling American things are different; he has confidence and is in a hurry to get there; often he appears to think it a waste of time to study directions or to take time to learn the operation of an incubator before he tries to make a business of hatching eggs with it. That he sometimes succeeds in spite of heedless haste may be attributetd to a natural aptness of the race to learn to take advantage of the lessons of experience;...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531876
  • 9781236531872