The Dollar Hen eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 258 pages of information about The Dollar Hen.

    What branch of the poultry business? 
      Various Poultry Products
      The Duck Business
      Squabs Have Been Overdone
      Turkeys not Adapted to Commercial Growing
      Guinea Growing a New Venture
      Geese, the Fame of Watertown
      The Ill-omened Broiler Business
      South Shore Roasters
      Too Much Competition in Fancy Poultry
      Egg Farming the Most Certain and Profitable

CHAPTER III

    The poultry producing community
      Established Poultry Communities
      Developing Poultry Communities
      Will Co-operation Work? 
      Co-operative Egg Marketing in Denmark
      Corporation or Co-operation

CHAPTER IV

    Where to locate
      Some Poultry Geography
      Chicken Climate
      Suitable Soil
      Marketing—­Transportation
      Availability of Water
      A Few Statistics

CHAPTER V

    The dollar hen farm
      The Plan of Housing
      The Feeding System
      Water Systems
      Out-door Accommodations
      Equipment for Chick Rearing
      Twenty-five Acre Poultry Farms
      Five Acre Poultry Farms

CHAPTER VI

    Incubation
      Fertility of Eggs
      The Wisdom of the Egyptians
      Principles of Incubation
      Moisture and Evaporation
      Ventilation—­Carbon Dioxide
      Turning Eggs
      Cooling Eggs
      Searching for the “Open Sesame” of Incubation
      The Box Type of Incubator in Actual Use
      The Future of Incubation

CHAPTER VII

    Feeding
      Conventional Food Chemistry
      How the Hen Unbalances Balanced Rations

CHAPTER VIII

    Diseases
      Don’t Doctor Chickens
      The Causes of Poultry Diseases
      Chicken Cholera
      Roup
      Chicken-pox, Gapes, Limber-neck
      Lice and Mites

CHAPTER IX

    Poultry flesh and poultry fattening
      Crate Fattening
      Caponizing

CHAPTER X

    Marketing poultry carcasses
      Farm Grown Chickens
      The Special Poultry Plant
      Suggestions From Other Countries
      Cold Storage of Poultry
      Drawn or Undrawn Fowls
      Poultry Inspection

CHAPTER XI

    Quality in eggs
      Grading Eggs
      How Eggs are Spoiled
      Egg Size Table
      The Loss Due to Carelessness
      Requisites of Producing High Grade Eggs

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