Papworth, John Buonarotti, 1775-1847. / Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture
A poultry house, pp. 89-90 ff.
THE PHEASANTRY. The economy of domestic fowls of every kind is an agreeable study, and such a building would afford interesting amusement, as its accompaniments consist of many varieties of animated nature. A pigeon house may properly form a part of this build- ing, and be rendered accessible through the cieling in the centre of the roof. The poultry house should be built on a dry soil, and as near to the farm or stable yard as possible, without subjecting the horses and other animals to be disturbed by its noises-these are so frequent and alarming to animals, that without such care much injury has sometimes been sustained, and particularly by breeders of valuable horses. The pheasantry is a building also affording considerable in- terest and amusement, and is well suited to the more embellished portions of shrubberies-they require very similar arrangements of space and shelter, and are more than equally in need of choiceofsun and shade; theyrequirealsotheaddition of sheltered out-door roosts, which the birds sometimes prefer even in cold and inclement weather; opportunity of seclusion, free venti- lation and great cleanliness are essential to the pheasantry. 90
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