The Poultry Book: A Treatise on Breeding and General Management of Domestic Fowls, with Numerous Original Descriptions and Portraits from Life

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Phillips, Sampson, 1850 - 310 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 21 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Σελίδα 97 - Mowbray gives an accurate description of this variety, as follows : " Small-sized, short in the leg, and plump in the make. The color of the genuine kind, invariably pure white in the whole cappel of the neck ; the body white, thickly spotted with bright black, sometimes running into a grizzle, with one or more black bars at the extremity of the tail ; they are chiefly esteemed as very constant layers, though their color would mark them for good table food.
Σελίδα 228 - ... with too much kindness or officiousness, not half would be raised. All watery food, such as soaken bread, or potatoes, should be avoided. If Indian meal is well boiled, and fed not too moist, it will answer a very good purpose, particularly after they are eight or ten days old. Pure water must be placed near them, either in shallow dishes or bottle fountains, that the chickens may drink without getting into the water, which, by wetting their feathers, benumbs and injures them. After having confined...
Σελίδα 258 - There are times when fowls dung more loosely than at others, especially when they have been fed on green or soft food ; but this may occur without the presence of disease. But should this state deteriorate into a confirmed and continued laxity, immediate attention is required, to guard against fatal effects. The causes of diarrhoea are, dampness, undue acidity in the bowels, or the presence of irritating matter there. The symptoms are, lassitude and emaciation, and, in very severe cases, the voiding...
Σελίδα 220 - This air-bag is of such great importance to the development of the chick, probably by supplying it with a limited atmosphere of oxygen, that, if the blunt end of an egg be pierced with the point of the smallest needle, (a stratagem which malice not unfrequently suggests,) the egg cannot be hatched, but perishes.
Σελίδα 149 - ... have been made. It must have been taken from a place to which it is wished that it should return, and it must, at the moment when its services are wanted, be temporarily at the place from which the intelligence is to be conveyed. It is usually taken to that place hoodwinked, or in a covered basket: the instinct by which it finds its way back upon its own wings, must of course be independent of all knowledge of the intermediate localities. When the moment for employing it has arrived, the individual...
Σελίδα 244 - Highland breed, published in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland...
Σελίδα 181 - TIME necessary for completion of the object. The well-known common methods are, to give fowls the run of the farm-yard, where they thrive upon the offals of the stable, and other refuse, with perhaps some small regular daily feeds ; but at...
Σελίδα 244 - This poultry -place is built of brick, excepting the pillars and cornices, and the lintels and jambs of the doors and windows; but the bricks are not seen, being all covered with a remarkably fine kind of slate from his Lordship's estate in Wales. These slates are...

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