Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 21

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 21

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...I might say that these are merely a few pointers in breeding for egg production. There are yet many things in breeding which we do not understand at present, and which seem beyond our control as far as breeding is concerned. We hope in the near future more light will be thrown upon these matters of breeding and that we will be able to improve the productive powers of our fowls under the direction of guiding authorities. (Courtesy of National Barred Rock Journal). FEEDING POULTRY FOR EGG PRODUCTION. BY C. J. BURKMAN, BIRMINGHAM. ' This subject, like many others bearing upon the poultry industry, is one which is of vital importance to all poultry raisers and has been given a great deal of space in our poultry and farm papers, but even with all the good articles that have been written and the amount of work that has been done by our agricultural colleges, it seems that the most neglected stock on the farm is the hen. I do not wish to imply that this is true on all farms but I find it to be a fact on a great many. of the general farms. It is also true that the farmer's desire to improve the appearance of his farm buildings has in a great many instances been the means of giving his poultry better quarters to live in, but this improvement alone, although a great help, will not fill the egg basket, and I would like to impress upon my hearers that it is absolutely necessary to feed poultry for egg production before we can expect them to earn enough to pay for their keep and give us some profit. During the spring and summer the feeding problem does not give us much trouble as the hen on the farm is usually given full range and picks up the kind of food that she needs to produce eggs, but the problem is how to get eggs during the fall...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848853
  • 9781236848857