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We all know that there la hljr money
in poultry. How much there Is lu it lor
oa, tirpeniis entirely upou oursolves nul
Tviiotluror not we ore kevping P with
the procession in rolslur the kiml of
chickens which briiir; the most cash
and In petting them luto the market at
a time when the demand Is proatest.
The rnlue of poultry production for the
United States this season was but a
rhade under that of wheat or cotton,
amounting to over half a billion dol
lars. Since the perfection of the In
cubator, the Importance of the Indus
try has been proatly augmented, l'y
the use of this splendid device It Is now
comparatively o sy to bring in large
GUY ELLIOTT MITCHCLL
overcome, and there will be
trouble In teaching the uses and mau
agcracnt of tho ordinary hatching ma
chine. Not DLf.lailt to Manage.
While there Is nothing complex or
difficult alHHit the successful operation.
of an Incubator, dose attention and ex
actuess are necessary: yvt the results
are more than worth the effort. The
woman who tills her lamps regularly
every morning, and tho man who
winds his watch or clock at the
same hour every evening, need not
fear the task of running an incubator;
but unless one is willing to attend to
the few wants of his machine at the
little j Into a Mg laying, heavy weighted and
highly profitable Hook, that it seems
strange that there should In a slogitl
flock of dung hills throughout the coun
try. It costs no more to feed and care
for a broad breasted Plymouth Hock,
or a Wyandotte, or a huge I ght llrah
ma. or any of a doxen other splendid
standard varieties than It does for the
common scrub, and with the low price
at which good eggs, or practically pure
bred cockerels can be had. It Is the
easiest thing Imaginable to bave, after
two or three years of systematic breed
ing, a flock of chickens producing
tnreo times the protlt of the original
quantities of chickens for the winter! right time, it will be unreasonable to-
and early spring market when p "cos
are very attractive. Hens can be
urged but they can not be made to set
If they do not wa to: the incubator
can be set at any time. All that is
look for a good hatching of chickens
from the bit incubator upon the
The writer has used incubators and
has found great delight lu batching
living germs are sold on the street for
food at about one si&th of a cent
After being testxvl they nro kept lu
tho Jars for wu days, bring
changed an before. This makes a total
of cloven drtys lu the Jars. Then they
are taken lu a bamtoo basket and
lolled out ou ft mat ou the
put form above tho Jars. Hero
they remain until hatched. The
only litwl they nnvlvo Is from the
room, except during cold weather they
are covorvd with a heavy quilt. After
they arc hatched the chicks nro put
lu shallow linskets for a short time to
gain strength and then they are ready
l'r sale. The hatch by th remarka
ble method U from OU to 70 per ceuL
ft gfS fe jj
FLOCK OF WHITE LEGHORN COCKERELS.
necessary is a proper regard to the tem-) large flocks of fine chickens from
perature, and to the brooding of the ; them, but it was necessary to do a
young chicks during the tender period
of their existence. The incubator has
interested thousands of women and
children in the work of chicken raising,
and It is not to be said that the returns
are les3 profitable than plowing or
other heavy manual labor.
Cheap Machines the Most Expensive.
There are many excellent incubators
upon the market, but there are also
many cheap, imperfect machines, the
purchasers of which, failing to secure
good results, become disgusted and in
form their neighbors that artificial in
cubation is a failure and a fake. Ou
tne other hand, the purchaser of a good
A PLYMOUTH ROCK PRIZE-WINNER.
nahine-one which will do its work
well Is usually so successful that
others, in the neighborhood quickly fol
low his example. Nevertheless, there
Is no danger of the poultry business
being overdone. It is one of the most
6taple and profitable lines of business
in the world to-day, for Its products
are always in increasing demand in
every town and city in the world, and
throughout the entir- year.
But before going Into the incubator
business it is necessary to bave some
pood egg producing machinery, that is,
pood, laying hens and comfortable and
cheerful quarters, along with a go ,1
6ystem of feeding, to indue them to
lay. The fertility of eggs Is also af
fected by the conditions of the Lens.
The agiicuitural papers and poultry
Journals are replete with information
upon the management of Incubators,
and many books have been published
little experimenting first to get the ma
chine in (rood working order, to keep
the lamp trimmed so that it burned a
clear, white flame and to do a dozen
other little things, which In a very
short time made the owner as familiar
with the incubator as with any other
simple piece of farm machiuery.
The period of incubation Is always
one of expectancy and when the chicks
begin to come forth from the shell
there is either keen Joy or a decided
dampening of ardor, according as to
the results of the hatch. But don't be
come discouraged if the first hatch
brings you only 50 per cent, of chick
ens. Go right ahead, determined to
omit the mistakes of the 'first trial and
aim for S3 or DO per cent of the next
Latching, which you should pet if you
Lave a good Incubator and handle it
property. Alter a little practice you
come to know your machine, how it is
acting and what it will do. as well as
you know your driving horse, In fact
you can gauge it even more closely,
for it Is a machine and you can control
it to a nicety.
There are hot air machines and hot
water machines, there are small
machines and big machines machines
to meet every need and requirement;
the only thing is to get a good machine.
An Attractive Side Lir.e.
The poultry business on the farm has
always been considered largely within
me province of the women folks, and
the enlargement of the industry bv
utilizing incubators has not chancel
the situation, except that many others
than farmers' wives are now raising
Chickens from incubators.
"Modern chicken raising, as It has
been adopted by thousands of people i
owning smau rural Homes, said an
incubator agent to me recently, "ac
counts for the sale of an enormous
number of our Incubators and brooders.
In fact it Is among this class largely
that we do business, and they are
making the money out of it A vast
field is still open among the more con
servative residents of the interior farm
actions, who still stick to old methods,
unaware of the comparative simplicity
of a good incubator and of the great
profit possible through its use."
Breeding Uj the f lock.
Even through the tnetllam of the
barnyard flock, regarded by fnjr
farmers as a very insignilicaut part Of
Standard Kinds of Chicken.
A fascinating little bulletin has Invn
Issued by the lepartmeut of Agricul
ture (farmers' bulletlu No. M) which
Is replete with Illustrations of tho prin
cipal standard varieties of chickens,
the reading of which by any chicken
grower, however small, should certain
ly stimulate a New Year resolution to
make the flock a real money earner.
TMs bulletin, while It will nrove. tiroh-
ably. a mere stimulant for mo e
extensive literature on the subject, can
Im? obtained without cost from Sena
tors and Members of Congress, or the
Secretary of Agriculture, and the proof
of Its popularity is apparent in tho
seven or eight editions which It has
tieen neessary to publish to sunnlT the
demand throughout the country.
One of the most attractive features
of poultry raising Is the production of
capons. This Is a story all by Itself.
It Is an oxierlmeut which one can en
ter into and with a very slight expend
iture for a set of instruments, can fol
low it to any degree desired. It re
quires some Judgment and a little at
tention, but caponlzlng Is not difficult;
It is one of those things which, while
It looks. In the leglnniiu, to be a hard
proposition, gradually comes to you all
of itself, so that the first thine you
know you become almost an expert.
and the reward Is very considerable.
Capons always sell readily and at a
good advance In price. The birds be
come very docile and easily handled
and are always money makers. The
readiness wit which the new capon
recovers from the wound Is a revvlu-
T.i ).rm mimimvt mmmru
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THE AMIBICAN INCUBATOR IN TURKEY.
After testing. It Is stated that l per
cent, or those remaining will hatch.
This style of Inculmtor prolmbly
would not suit American requirements,
nit the I. lea of utilizing tho heat of the
oom during the later stages of Incuba
tion Is very valuable, as it ccououiizos
both heat aud space.
An Important Thase of the Chicken
Poultry feeding Is sometimes a most
serious problem to those who desire to
make this line a specialty. Kxperl
ence has shown that there nre certain
special lines of agricultural operations
with which x)iiltry raising may ad
vantagtously be connected. In dairy
ing there Is usually a large quantity
of skim milk or buttermilk which
may N utilized to furnish a consider
able part of the poultry ration. Upon
the fruit farm fowls are also of ad
vantage. They keep down insect pests
aud they may have a free rango a
greater part of the season without tho
possibility of doing any damage. Plum
growers iiav round Miuitry osecraJly
useful In obliterating the curcullo. and
'even the apple crop has Neii comdd
crubly benefited. If It hi found that
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FAMILIAR POULTRY SCENES
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AN OUTSIDE BROODER fN WINTER.
n fhe subject: but a groat many far
Biers and farmers' wives do not see,
these Journals or books. ITowever, let
it be known that the operation of an
incubator Is easy and simple, and once
that almost superstitious dread that
some people have of taking up some
thing new and apparently Intricate Is
their livestock, a very great addition
to the yearly income Is realized. The
flock supplies eeps and meat for the
home throughout the year, and even if
no additional income results, the barn
yard flock has served a great purpose.
ITowever, It Is such an easy matter to
breed up a nondescript lot of chickens
tlon as to the splendid physical make
up of a chicken. Any boy or pirl who
has ever succeeded In skinning and
stuffing a bird will take hold of the
caponizlng idea with avidity; in fact
caponlzlng is by far the easier Job; It
Is as easy as the skinnng operation, for
In bird mounting the stuffing is the
really difficult part
Peculiar Facijity of Chinese for Arti
If we are to look the beginning
of any particular Industry, we are
usually told that we might find that
this particular work was first carried
on In China. This applies as well to
the artificial hatching of eggs.
Throughout China the hatchiug of eggs
by heat Is a very large and important
industry a ml has been practiced since
very ancient times. Tlie Oriental who
desires to hatch eggs by artificial heat
first constructs a building of sun
dried brick, plastered oil tho outside
"With mud. Completely fill ? one
sMe and the other also, except for
door pace and sufficient room for a
man to test the eggs, are round, barrel-like
mud brick walls with earthen
Jars set Into them. This t Is verv
deep, and comes within six or eight
inches of the ground. The conical 1x4
toni Is lilltl With ashes to tho depth
of eight or nine Inches, to keep the
.tomperature more uniform and to
nvoiil sudden changes of temperature
when doors are opened and there Is a
Btronir wind. On th top of the ashes
Is thrown a bit of old mat or slmllatf
material to keep tho baskets of ofrs
clean nnd to prevent ralslnir a dust
when they are taken out. For hold
ing tho eggs a basket Is used that
leaves n space of almut an Inch be
tween It and tho Inner wall of the
Jar. Round and full, these baskets
eaeh hold from J2M to 13.V) eggs.
After the eggs are put Into the bns
ket a slow smoldering fire, inn do with
very flno charcoal. Is started. After
n day the pggs are taken out, a hand
ful at a time, and put Into a similar
basket. This Is done from two to
Tour times each day according to the
temperature. The Chinese use no
Hhermometer to test the degree of
lieat attained In the Incubator, the
epirs being simply touched to the eye
ball. After being In the Incnbntor for
Ifour days the egcrs are tested to see
If .they contain a living germ, by hold
ing them up to the light and looking
through them. Eggs containing no
tl? fowls Injure small fruits It Is best
that they be confined during the llin
'itcd season when the fruit Is ripen
ing. Waste fruits, either In winter
or summer, are a welcome and valua
ble addition to the poultry ration.
The market garden also furnishes a
large amount of waste products which
may bo utilized for poultry feed.
There Is the waste lettuce, tho small
heads of cabbage, the unsold Ix-cts,
carrots and potatoes, the green corn
which cannot be marketed 'or any
BROOD OF INCUBATOR OSTRICHtS
purpose, the waste of the -mail fruits,
etc. If properly cared for the hens
will bring a stc- iy and reliable in
come during tlio winter months.
Irfed clover, roots, tubers, etc., should
ls saved for them during the winter.
These stKMild 1m steamed and fed wlttt
the mash or cabba;;;-, and hoots may
be fed raw. A eatch crop of buckwheat
or oafs and peas will furnish much
food at little expense. ran. meat,
meal, wheat screenings aud oats pur-
j chased for poultry will bring good re-
iruriiH in eggs ami win aiso : uu ma
terially to tho fertilizer supply.
flutl Learned the 11 a sine as.
An honest and, singular as it may
seem, a stupid insnman, who nan work
cd for a coal dealer half a year, and
shown r capacity to larn his dittiss
w.n finally discharged. "C,o to the office
and get your money. 1 ve been patient
with you, but you are too thickheaded to
learn anything," said the proprietor. "All
rotght, sir. answered Harney; 'mibbe
Oim t'ick-headed, as yez say, but Oi've
learned wan t'ing, annaway." "It you
have, and learned it well, I'll not dis
charge vou," said the proprietor, banter-
innrtu? "nftw utiaf (l9VI VOU leimrd?"
"Oi've learned, sor, that siventeen hun
dred makes a ton In this place," replied
Barney, and he went back to work.
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