Egg Production

How to Become an Egg Producer

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Eggs and Egg Farms: Trustworthy Information Regarding the Successful Production of Eggs--The Construction Plans of Poultry Buildings and the Methods of Feeding That Make Egg Farming Most Profitable, Third Edition

Reliable Poultry Journal Publishing Company, 1907

"We have endeavored to obtain for the readers of Eggs and Egg Farms the latest trustworthy information in reference to this important and profitable branch of the poultry industry. Almost every person is in a position to make money by keeping a few fowls to supply the daily egg needs of the home table, or a greater number to satisfy the appetites of customers or friends. It is a sincere pleasure, not considering their pecuniary value, to be able to have new-laid eggs for breakfast throughout the year. The younger members of a family always relish homelaid eggs, and especially when they are laid by some particular hens that the boys and girls have learned to respect for their good qualities. Possibly the great majority of the eggs that are produced in America are laid by hens owned by the agriculturists, but we are of the opinion that the second greatest number of eggs are laid by the flocks of the village acre, or the small city lot."

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Eggs the Year Round From Table Scraps: How Idle Land and Table Waste can be Turned Into Dollars

Foster, Joel M., 1912

"Few subjects have been so much discussed as that of raising chickens. There are grounds for supposing that the first thing Adam and Eve did after their investigation of the forbidden brought up the problem of the high cost of living was to turn to the hen for a solution.

And there are equally good grounds for believing that the hen made good.

As a matter of fact, the universal notion that 'there's money in chickens' has endured through all the ages simply because it has a solid foundation in truth. The hen has no special faculties for fooling all the people all the time. Her popularity has increased with the years because when other things combined to make living hard, her merry cackle — and often her expiring gasp — has sounded the note of relief."

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200 Eggs a Year Per Hen: How to Get Them. A Practical Treatise on Egg Making and Its Conditions and Profits in Poultry

Warren, Edgar, 1912

"We hear a good deal said in these days about the 200 egg hen. Some are disposed to deny her existence, and to class her with such fabulous or semi-fabulous birds as the phoenix and dodo. Others admit that she has appeared in isolated instances, but is by no means common. Others contend that if she should appear in large numbers it would be a misfortune rather than otherwise, for such excessive egg production would weaken her system so that her eggs would not hatch healthy and vigorous chicks; and the 200 egg hen would be in constant danger of extinction from her own success."

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A Complete Treatise of the Methods Used by Tom Barron, England, in Producing Heavy Layers: How I Breed the 200 Egg Hen (On cover)

Barron, Tom, 1914

"Doing over nature, forcing the hen to lay eggs to an extent heretofore impossible has been the life work of the most justly celebrated of poultry breeders, Tom Barron, of Catforth, England; doing the very thing that nature made no provision for is the result of Tom Barron's work with hens, a work teeming with success to a degree that no American breeder has attained.

Manufacturing at will fowls of any selected breed or variety that lay more than the fabled 'Goose of the golden egg,' is to Barron as easy of accomplishment as is the failure of the ordinary poultry breeder to secure the two-hundred-egg hen."

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Use of Artificial Light to Increase Winter Egg Production

Curtis, Grant M., 1920

"After the average person gets used to the idea of the use of artificial light to increase egg production, the first or main prejudice commonly met with is that it is a forcing process; that it means overworking the hens and therefore must result, sooner or later, in an injury to them, or in their physical breakdown. The welcome fact is that this fear is groundless, or practically so. Like almost anything else this plan can be overdone, but very seldom has been, so far as our investigations have gone and it is indeed surprising with what uniform success it has been used to date by all classes of poultry keepers, from the small plant back-lotter to the big commercial egg farms of the Pacific Coast and in half a dozen or more eastern states, all of which information will be found set forth in reliable form in the following pages."

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Profitable Culling and Selective Flock Breeding: Complete Details Regarding the Latest Approved Methods for Culling, or the Selection of Layers, Simple and Practical Instructions for Securing Permanent Improvement in Egg Production in Any Flock

Jackson, Homer Wesley and Curtis, Grant M., 1920

"One of the most important advance steps in commercial poultry keeping in recent years, and one that promises to exercise a truly great influence upon the development and permanent upbuilding of the industry, is the more exact knowledge poultry keepers now have of the characters of individual fowls; also the extent to which these characters, whether good or bad, are directly transmissible to offspring. The disposition to look upon the individual bird as too small and unimportant a "unit" to receive separate attention is giving way to a demand that each individual of the flock shall measure up to definite standards in practical qualities. Progressive poultry keepers (realize that they can well afford to take the necessary time to apply these standards to each fowl, no matter how many there may be, thus to know, instead of guess, what return each is capable of rendering for the feed and care bestowed upon it."

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From Chick to Layer: With Complete Feeding Directions by Noted Poultry Authorities

Hanke, O.A., Compiler, 1928

"These articles have appeared in Poultry Tribune from month to month. In the present form they will serve as an effective reminder of the most important poultry facts. To the authors we are indebted for the use of the articles in this form. Here they will serve their greatest usefulness."