Pheasant Raising

Pheasant Raising

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...shrubs, among them the mulberry, elder, pepper, and California holly. If these trees are planted about the home and school, they will attract birds, by furnishing them with both food and nesting sites. The mulberry is perhaps the best suited for this purpose, as so many birds eat the berries. Sunflowers will attract certain sparrows and finches, and the hummingbirds are fond of honeysuckles. (Much valuable information on this subject is given in a leaflet entitled "Plants Useful to Attract Birds and Protect Fruit." This is published by the United States Department of Agriculture, and may be obtained free of charge.) Drinking and bathing places. For this purpose a large flower-pot saucer may be used, or a shallow, earthen dish, with a few pebbles in the bottom to keep the birds from slipping. Birds also enjoy drinking at a dripping standpipe, if a small perch is fastened to it so they can reach the drops of water. If larger drinking and bathing places are desired, a basin of the desired size can be made of wood or corrugated tin, or a large wash-boiler cover can be used. A saucer-shaped bathing pool of cement, about three feet in diameter, also proves very satisfactory, especially if shrubs are planted near it to furnish shelter. A hydrant placed in the center or at the side will keep the pool supplied with water. The water, in all cases, should be kept fresh and clean, and should never be more than three inches deep. A simple pool of this kind may be easily made as follows: "Scoop out the earth the desired size of pool, say three feet in diameter. Replace this earth with a lining of stones, which can usually be picked up near by. Cover this over with cement, made by using equal parts of sand and cement, moistened, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917626
  • 9781236917621