Syllabus Volume 1-35

Syllabus Volume 1-35

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... range. As the chicks grow large enough so that the sexes can be readily distinguished, separate the cockerels from the pullets. Most of the cockerels should be marketed as broilers and this will relieve the crowding caused by the growth of the chick. Only the cockerels desired for breeding purposes should be saved. (Ref. 7, p. 33.) MATURING THE PULLETS. After the sexes are separated the pullets should be allowed to range until time to put them in winter quarters. It is essential that they be kept growing so that they will mature 32 in time to start laying before the cold weather of winter sets in. When the pullets are about to begin to lay, or before cold weather sets in, they should be transferred to the laying house. To teach them to roost and lay there, they should be shut in for a few days, and, when let out, this should be done toward evening. Then as long as the feeding is done in this house, little trouble will be experienced about their roosting elsewhere. When the pullets are put in winter quarters it is an excellent plan to leg band them. This will definitely identify each hen and will enable the owner to know her age and consequently to know when to market her in later years. The production of the farm poultry flock may be divided into two parts: First, meat production: and second, egg production. MEAT PRODUCTION. Poultry as meat producers have a peculiar and unusual value. Poultry flesh is not only very palatable, but the carcasses are of such a small size that the fowls may be killed at any time of the year and consumed without danger of spoiling. This enables the farmer to enjoy fresh meat at any time, which might otherwise be a great rarity in the summer. In addition, as the fowls pick up a large part of their living, utilizing...
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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495365
  • 9781236495365