Gilbert Mottier Gowell's Research
Gilbert Mottier Gowell had productive career from 1887 - 1907 at the University of Maine's College of Agriculture and as Director of Poultry Experiments at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station (1905 - 1907).
His experiments in egg production, trap nests, and flock management techniques were documented in many publications, including the following items:
Poultry Experiments in 1899
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1900
"This Bulletin contains an account of experiments in fattening chickens for market and the egg record of the breeding pens for 1899."
Poultry experiments in 1900 and 1901
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1902
"This Bulletin contains an account of experiments in fattening chickens for market, the incubation of eggs stored under different conditions, the relation of mating to fertility of eggs, and breeding for egg production, including the egg record of the breeding pens for 1899, 1900 and 1901."
Poultry Experiments in 1902
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1903
"This Bulletin contains an account of breeding for egg production, including the egg record of the breeding pens for 1902; experiments upon the amount of floor space and other conditions of housing in relation to egg yields ; and experiments in incubation of eggs."
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1904
"This Bulletin contains an account of the methods of poultry management in use at this Station, including methods of incubation, treatment and housing of young chicks, a description of the warmed and curtained front houses, the trap nests, and methods of feeding laying hens."
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1905
"This Bulletin contains an account of investigations in breeding poultry for egg production; the methods employed in the selection of breeding stock; and detailed accounts of the methods of feeding hens and chickens."
Practical Farm Buildings: Plans and Suggestions
Hunter, A. F., 1905
Describes The Maine Experiment Station Curtain-Front House, page 9
Poultry Investigations at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Woods, Charles D. and Gowell, Gilbert M., 1906
"For many years poultry work has been carried on at the University of Maine. It was not, however, until 1897 that the Maine Experiment Station decided to begin a series of poultry investigations on a somewhat extended scale. Since 1904 this work has been carried on in cooperation with the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture. The details of the results will be published, when completed, in a bulletin of this Bureau. Although the principal object of the present bulletin is to state the methods of poultry management practiced at the Maine Experiment Station, it may not be amiss, because of the great interest which has developed in the matter, to report here a brief summary of the results thus far obtained in the experiments in breeding for egg production."
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, 1907
"This Bulletin contains an account of the brooder houses, houses for hens, and the methods of feeding used at the Station; the Maine Station trap nest; and a feeding experiment with whole vs. cracked corn."
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
Contains an article by Gowell, "Egg Yielding Capacity of Hens," pages 41-49
Methods of Poultry Management at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Pearl, Raymond, Woods, Charles D., & Gowell, Gilbert M., 1909
"Many years' practical experience in raising and keeping poultry and investigations in poultry breeding at the Maine Experiment Station have resulted in the accumulation of a considerable fund of information on poultry management. It is the purpose of the following pages to outline this experience for the benefit of poultry keepers and thereby to help them to discriminate between some of the wrong theories which have underlain much of the common practice of the past and the better theories which underlie other and newer methods that are now yielding more satisfactory results. It may be that these methods are no better than those practiced by others, but the attempt is made to state concisely the methods which have been or are now being successfully employed at the station."
$6.41 Per Hen Per Year: The Corning Egg-Book.
Illustrating the Poultry Methods Originated By The Late Prof. G. M. Gowell, of Maine, and Perfected by Edward and Gardner Corning. Revised Edition for 1911-12
Gowell, Gilbert Mottier, Corning, Edward, and Corning, Gardner, 1911