. Principles and practice of poultry culture . Poultry. ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF POULTRY CULTURE 31 Eggs used for food are almost wholly the eggs of fowls, the proportion of eggs of ducks, geese, and turkeys, entering into consumption being insignificant. The value of the annual pro- duction of market eggs (mostly hens' eggs) in the United States equals or exceeds the total value of the meat product of fowls, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The production of eggs for food is the principal branch of poultry culture. With the vast majority of poultry keepers it is the prime object, other lines being incid

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. Principles and practice of poultry culture . Poultry. ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF POULTRY CULTURE 31 Eggs used for food are almost wholly the eggs of fowls, the proportion of eggs of ducks, geese, and turkeys, entering into consumption being insignificant. The value of the annual pro- duction of market eggs (mostly hens' eggs) in the United States equals or exceeds the total value of the meat product of fowls, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The production of eggs for food is the principal branch of poultry culture. With the vast majority of poultry keepers it is the prime object, other lines being incid
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. Principles and practice of poultry culture . Poultry. ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF POULTRY CULTURE 31 Eggs used for food are almost wholly the eggs of fowls, the proportion of eggs of ducks, geese, and turkeys, entering into consumption being insignificant. The value of the annual pro- duction of market eggs (mostly hens' eggs) in the United States equals or exceeds the total value of the meat product of fowls, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The production of eggs for food is the principal branch of poultry culture. With the vast majority of poultry keepers it is the prime object, other lines being incidental or supplementary. Under proper conditions even a very moderate egg yield will return a fair profit anywhere.. Fig. 3. An egg farm near Boston, on which the long houses, without yards, are grouped near the dwelling, and the fowls range over the farm Poitltry meat usedfo7- food is produced principally from fowls, though large quantities of all other kinds of poultry are used. The bulk of the crop of fowls and chickens marketed each year is inciden- tal to egg production to this extent: Most farmers and poultry keep- ers maintain laying flocks of about the same numbers, or slightly increasing, from year to year. To keep these flocks at the most profitable stage "of productiveness it is necessary to renew annually from one half to nearly the entire number (according to the breed). The cockerels not required for breeding and the old stock to be turned off make up the most of the meat of the fowls used for food. A large part of this stock is turned off at the convenience of the producer, without regard to market conditions or demands. To supply special demands, particularly at seasons when there is. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Robinson, John H. (John Henry), 1863-1935. Boston ; New Y

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