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Eggs — Number

Geese lay from ten to sixteen
eggs, & have sometimes two

Guinea hens lay from 100
to an hundred & fifty eggs

Ducks lay about thirty eggs
twice in the season when they
rear their broods.

It is necessary to turn
eggs that are to be kept
any length of time, twice or
thrice a week: mutton suet is
preferable to lard or butter
for greasing them being
less apt to become rancid. I
have known eggs used in cookery
that had been kept 13
months; they were not by
any means putrid yet had
a slight unpleasant flavor:
perhaps if kept in a very
cool situation they might be
free from this even.

Eggs are not to be depended
upon as fresh enough
for hatching if more
than six weeks old. Many
hatch at two months
some still later.

If evaporation could
be prevented eggs would
probably continue alive
untill putrefaction of
the white commenced.

Has it ever been tried
to roll eggs in paper, then
to pack them with bran
between in air-tight jars
but afterwards closed
with suet?

Almost every species
of bird will lay a second
time if the first eggs
be taken away; sometimes
a third.

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Hogs — Food for.

Sugar boilers skimmings are
sold for about six pence a
skim, they are hard pressed, near
three feet diameter, an inch
thick; they are a mixture of
sugar, blood, farinaceous matter
&c. The purchaser presses them
again so long as any sugar can
be obtained, then sells the remainder
for manure at 7
or 8 shillings a load. This
would be excellent food for

Buck wheat must be cheap
1 bushel an acre is sown, 50

What is french wheat? Answ.
the same as Buck wheat.

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Turkeys are subject to a disease
in their legs from the tenth
day to the fourth week; it generally
kills them. I imagine moisture
is the cause.

In rearing poultry with
artificial heat it ought to
be applied over them, not to
their feet. — Why?

Tanners bark that has lost
its heat dries very readily &
might be a proper substance
to strew under the young

The feet become so tender
when heat is applied under
them that the chicken
can hardly walk; the knee
joints are also weakened;
& still worse the feathers,
particularly of the tail,
are in a few hours fastened
together so firmly &
dry as often to kill the

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Ducks — Ailesbury.

Ducks are hatched at Ailsbury
under hens, they are tranferred
in a few hours afterwards
to the care of old
women; the hens never rear
them. I have since learnt that
the ducklings are taken from
under the hen the moment
they are hatched & fresh eggs
put in their place. The hens
frequently are kept sitting
untill they die of weakness.

The Ailsbury ducks are
all white; the first are
brought to market about
the end of December.

Identifier: | JB/107/096/004
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 107.


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