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POULTRY KtEPlKC IN WALES.…

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POULTRY KtEPlKC IN WALES. I A contributor to the -Agricultural Geusetto" vTitee: It is very surprising, seeiug how suitable the country is in many way?, that more progress has not been made in poultry-keeping in the Principal- ity. It was land of email holdings long before county councils were dreamed cf, MML being 80. is most adaptable for poultry culture in any form. The mildness of the aUnatte is such that snow seldom lie,, below ¡' the 700 feet line, except in the interior, and, the oountry being hilly and the soil light, drainage is naturally good. From evidence collected from tima to time. I oia convinced that, within reason- able limits, poultry can be run on the small moorland farms of Wales with-great success. Range is, of course, unlimited, and the air lacks the humidity of the valleys. There are flocks of layers owned by shep- herds and others at an altitude of 1.5CQ feet that do remarkably well, amd that &re often laying when thoee in the valley are not doing øo. To some extent I think this is due to maize feeding--that being the osual di.et-which suits birds at that alti- tude, whereas it haa just the opposite effect upon those lower down. But thi fact remains that these Welsh highland* might be enormously productive to the poultry-keeper. His grazing would thereby b-* improved beyond his highest hopes, and the flocks of geeee which inight alao be run on suoh land—t>^as being marketzi early for preference, 45 the cart- age of food is heavy under suoh conditions —where not. a sin^e feather is now seen, oould surely oooxpfcz* at least favourably with tfcoce of the colder obramts of our oaamin wasta1" f

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