Simple Poultry Remedies; A Book Which Describes in Simple Language the Symptoms of the Leading Diseases of Poultry and Tells How They May Be Cured and Prevented by Simple Methods

Simple Poultry Remedies; A Book Which Describes in Simple Language the Symptoms of the Leading Diseases of Poultry and Tells How They May Be Cured and Prevented by Simple Methods

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...has been the inhaling of irritating dust. The chicks are put into a burlap-covered box and airslaked lime dusted into the box. This starts coughing and sometimes the worms are coughed out. The dust irritates the tubes and lungs and may do more harm than good. Gapes and Earth Worms. The study of gapes leads me to believe that the com ' mon earth worm plays a part in the trouble. Given a case of gapes and the soil, as well as theearth worm, becomes infected. The chicks seek the worms, eat them, and in turn become the host of the gape worm. Many poultrymen write me that they feed earth woriris to their chicks and never have gapes. So do I, and I have never had a case of gapes on my place. Let me buy a few chicks with gapes, give them the run of my yards, and I could then feed worms at great risk. You must have both the gape worm and the earth worm in order to get this disease into your plant. Soil infested with gapes should be abandoned for two years, and cultivated to growing crops. New ground should be used for growing chicks and the old yards well fenced against the chicks. Better give up the keeping of chicks for two years rather than lose two-thirds of your chicks by gapes. Possibly the holding over the laying stock two seasons--hatching no chicks--would clear up the danger from this disease. Having some idea of the cause of gapes, knowing the general line of prevention, I think it is up to every progressive poultryman to stamp it out. There is no satisfaction in treating chicks with gapes. You may pull part of the flock through, but it will be after wasted time and a few "bad words." Get to studying the cause and prevention of the diseases of the chicken yard and take pleasure in owning healthy hens and chicks. RHEUMATISM....show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748670
  • 9781236748676