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LOSS IN WEIGHT OF EGGS DURING…

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LOSS IN WEIGHT OF EGGS DURING I NATURAL INCUBATION. Artificial incubation is rapidly assuming immense importance not only on the large poultry farms where all of the hatching is done by incubators,, bot thousands of people who keep a few hens find that it is easier to hatch by artificial- methods. Artificial incubation would be more widely used if poultrymen had some. simple and reliable method of determining whether the eggs, while incubating; are receiving the proper amount of ventilation, and at the same time are not drying up too rapidly. A proper and uniform thmperature can usually be secured in most modern. makes of incubators, but at the present time operators rely almost entirely upon experience to determine whether the eggs are kept sufficiently moist and are receiving: enough ventilation for the best results. "It is true that charts have been con- structed showing the proper size of the air- cell for each day of the incubating period, but in using a chart considerable experience and good judgment are necessary, because the apparent size of the air-cells in individual eggs may vary considerably from each other in the same incubator, and the average size of the air-cells on any particular day may depart quite widely from the normal without an inexperienced operator realising that the incubation is not progressing in a satis- factory manner. In addition, the air-cells may be of proper size,, aad yet the embryos may perish either on, account of an in- sufficient amount of oaeygen, or because the gases resulting from. the growth of the embryos are not carried away with sufficient rapidity." (To be continued.) [Any enquiries concerning poultry- keeping addressed to our expert, Ralph R Allen, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., will be answered through these columns free, but those requiring a postal answer direct or sending birds for post-morteaf examination must remit a hall-Grown postal order.]

-WYE TRAGEDY.I

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THE MEAIf LITTLE BILL.

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