1918 ad: Raise Chickens

. Monday, September 9, 2013

Have eggs when eggs are scarce. Hatch early. Early hatched pullets are winter layers. Early spring is the time. Begin hatching from February 1st in the South to March 1st in the North and West. Complete hatching by May 1st. Hatch before hot weather. hot weather retards the growth of chicks, which with the presence of lice causes millions of late-hatched chicks to die each year. Early Chicks grow faster. Chicks hatched early are stronger , thrive better and have the advantage of a longer growing season. Hatch before hot weather. Hot weather retards the growth of chicks which with the presence of lice causes millions of late-hatched chicks to die each year. Early birds bring results. Pullets hatched early produce eggs in the fall when hens are moulting. Early hatched cockerels bring the best prices. Early layers will brood early next spring. Produce fall and winter eggs. For information on poultry raising write to you County Agent, State Agricultural College or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, Washington D.C.

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