The poultry work of the Bureau of Animal Industry

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Title:
The poultry work of the Bureau of Animal Industry
Physical Description:
8 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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United States -- Bureau of Animal Industry
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture
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G.P.O.
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Washington, D.C
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Poultry industry   ( lcsh )
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federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

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University of Florida
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A Typical Poultry Club.
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BOYS' AND GIRLS' POULTRY CLUBS.
The boys' and girls' poultry clubs have a wide influence in
interesting the children in raising chickens and in teaching
them and their parents the best methods of handling poultry
for the production of eggs and meat. The specialists of the
department cooperate with the State agricultural colleges in
forming these clubs. The poultry club work is being con-
ducted in seven States, in which there are more than 8,oo0o
members.
TURKEY AND GUINEA-FOWL INVESTIGATIONS.
The turkey and guinea-fowl industries are studied upon
farms in the regions of extensive production. The habits and
characteristics of the fowls are observed, information is gath-
ered in regard to incubation, breeding, feeding, and hatching,
and cooperation is given in management. The problem of
preventing excessive mortality in turkeys is receiving special
study.
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Cockerel House at Government Poultry Farm. Small Pens Are Provided for Indi-
vidual Male Birds and for Small Matings.
each year. Experiments are being made with incubators both
under practical conditions and under carefully. coit.itL
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IMPROVEMENT OF THE FARM MGG. .:,...
The department is devoting special attention to improvig
the quality of market eggs with a view to overcoming losses
estimated at $45,000,000oo a year. The studies cover the pro-
duction of eggs on the farm and their handling from the farm
to the country store. The production of infertile eggs, which
are far superior in keeping qualities to fertile eggs, is being
advocated.
THE GOVERNMENT POULTRY FARM.
The experimental poultry work is conducted at the experil
mental farm of the Bureau of Animal Industry at Beltsvfll#,
Md. The poultry plant is equipped with houses for 1,800O
hens. These are so arranged that they provide about. 90
separate pens. There is a separate building for the housing
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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knowlWge as to the Oug" 80d 0"Oft Id tkIid*_U_
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DWORMATION GLADLY GrVON.
The department is pleased to ree-eive inquirks f row
raisers and to send its literature and give
tid i --by correspondence. Visitots to washtagtol who
wish to consult the depLent's poultry,, specialists
invited to -call at 1358 B Street SW., just opp
department dipunds.
The work in poultry feeding and breeding'is'colld
the Animal. 11usbandry Division, and that relating
eases by the Pathological Division -of the Bureau'of
Eidustry.,
IPU13LICATIONS ON POULTRY.
The department has published the foll Varmers B
dealing with vanousphases of poultry ra=7 lkx will be
'free to'. intereAed pFrons on application to the 'Bure
Industry or to the Division of Publications, U. S. Departmi!6t 01,
cult ure, Washington, D. C. . .....
Standard Varieties of Chiekens. NV. sx. Poultry House
Me Guinm Powl. NO. 2,34- Natural and A CM
Poultry Management. No. 2$7. Uggs. NO. 585,
A Successful Poultry and Dairy ftm. Shipping Eggs by Parcel Post.
NO. Natural and Artificial lWwdiogj-
*Xarkidng Uggs Through the Creamery. ens. No. 624.
NO. 445. A Simple Trap Nest for Pouitty.
Capons and Caponiziiig. NO. 452. Squab Raising. No. 694.
Hints to Poultry Raim- NO. 528. Duck Raising. No. 697.
important Poultry, Diseases. No. s3c. Goose Raising. N 7.
The Orpnizafion of Boys' and Girls' Poul- Turkey Raising. W 79:1 .
try Clubs. No. 562.
May be secured from the Superintendent of Documents, 0overnnust Priuting 0ffio
Wasbington, D. C. at 5 cents per copy-
In additiah a number of techuical papers have been issued.
of the more important of these are griven in. the list below. Thet* pob-
fications the department will fumi.h free I as long as the supply for fre4,
distribution lasts.' They are issued in limited editions, however, Wum
when the department's supply is exhausted copieg can be obtaiued 64 *,
by purchase from the Superintendent of Documents, Washinfftbn D. C.
to whom should be sent the price named in currency or post-oRicie' 09
order (stamps not accepted).
The Commercial Pattet3ing of Poultry. z9z4. _Ss pages, illustrated. (Avi-BasiX4460-
Fattening Poultry. x93Ex. 6o pages, illustrated. (AnitfilInd.Bul-i4p.) =4.*
The improvement of the Farm Ugg. x9i3c. 43 pages, illustrated. (AnkuslNA.,*1iN4,
41.) 10C.
Te Care of the Fam Sgg. 1913. 52 pages, illustrated. (Animal Ind. Bul. z6o.) xjc.
Pa-ge Eight-