Poultry Buildings; Laying and Breeding Houses

Poultry Buildings; Laying and Breeding Houses

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...presented cover long and short periods extending throughout the winters of 1911-1912, and 1912-1913. The results obtained during either of the two winters tend to substantiate those of the other and are of material interest in that they give definite information as to the temperature and moisture conditions which existed during the periods studied. Description Of Houses The following is a description of the six houses studied, illustrated by photographs, which give an idea of the type of material used and the general shape and design of the houses. They were centrally located, all of them with a common exposure, conditions being ideal for such statistical work. They will be designated by the letter J, K, L, M, R and P, respectively. Type House J Type house / is somewhat similar in design to the type known as the Wood's Fresh Air house. The roof construction is of the halfmonitor type with an entire glass front in the peak. This glass sash hinges at the top and opens out by means of transoms. During the summer the windows were left open, and the opening covered with inch-mesh wire netting. During the winter the sashes are kept tightly closed. The front of the house is entirely open from 2 feet above the ground upward, this opening being covered with inch wire. No curtains are provided. The nests and perches are located in the back of the house and are separated or protected from the opening in the front by a solid board partition, extending from the lower part of the windows in the peak to within 2 feet of the floor. The remaining space below the partition is left open to allow the free passage of the birds about the floor. This partition serves as a convenient place for the nests, which are of the wall type, doubletiered. House /, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958691
  • 9781236958693