Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Jenkins, F. W.
Breeds of poultry for special purposes, pp. 108-114 PDF (2.0 MB)
- - - 4Y 4 - - I 111 - . DISOUSSION. quire treatment different from that of Simplex is the cheapest machine, it it other fowls. I find that they should properly handled it works all right, be yarded pretty close, so as to keep but it is not every one who can handle out of the rain and dew, and to keep it. It is almost as much trouble as them ftom exercising too much. Exer- some hens are. cise is a good thing for a chicken, but Question-What is your idea of the a poor thing for ducks. A duck is an Excelsior machine? enormous eater and requires more Mr. Jenkins-We have one of them bulky food. and we don't like it at all. Supt. McKerrow-HOw about the Mrs. Lehmann-It is not good for turkey? anything. Mr. Jenkins-Well, I think the lesE Mr. Jenkins-The trouble is it does you have to do with the turkey the bet- not hatch as well as the other kind, ter you are off. and it does not regulate itself. Mr. Hayes-You only mean when Question-How many chicks will you they are shut up, you cannot keep then raise from one hundred and sixty eggs? in pens. Can't you raise them on the Mr. Jenkins-I have run from thirty farm as easy as any fowl you raise? to one hundred anfd fIfty, but I do not The Chairman-Mr. Hayes wishes to think that is due to the machine. know if you can't raise them on your Supt. McKerrow-About what is the neighbors? average price for an incubator? Mr. Hayes-They will clear your Mr. Jenkins-From 150 to 200 egg farm of grasshoppers. capacity will range from $30 to $50. Supt. McKerrow-What do you Question-What is the price of the mean, that you would not raise tur- Monarch machine? Mrs Lehmsinn-The Monarch is a keys at all? Mr. Jenkins-No, I mean that if you high priced machine, but it is a good are raising turkeys you want to let one. It is on this principle: it is a them alone, hot water machine, and very good at A Lady-Isn't it a fact that the most regulating, and you need not look at profit you make out of turkeys is that it once in twelve hours; you can go to they feed off your neighbors? bed and sleep every night, and you Mr. Jenkins-Yes, if the neighbor cannot do that with the Excelsior nor don't feed off the turkey. with a good many others. Mr. Huffman-Don't you think eggs Question-DOes it have the top and ought to be sold by the pound? bottom heat? Mr. Jenkins-You can adapt your- Mrs. Lehmann-It has just the top self to the market. If they are sold heat and hot water at that, so that if by the dozen, keep a hen that will lay the light goes out, or anything, it is so fancy small eggs. arranged that it will stand the changes Mr. Huffman-Where do you keep in the atmosphere, which the cheaper your incubator? machines will not do. Mr. Jenkinsc We have always kept Question-Do you keep them In a dry it in the house. One hundred and cellar? sixty Pggs capacity. Simplex. Mrs. Lehmann-Yes, a cellar is 1 Question-Would you advise any splendid place to hatch them if it is larger? not too damp, because the temperature Mr. Jenkins-Why, I do not see any don't change there, as a rule. Mine reason why two hundred cannot be is in the basement; I have a basement run as easily as one hundred and sixty. to the hen house and I keep my vege- A Lady-What does an incubator tables, cabbages, and such things in cost? there, and part of it is partitioned off. Mr. Jenkins-The various makes for the incubator room. have their own prices. While the Question-What is the trouble when 8 I B6.L,. -
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