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New Way to Cull Hens

By F.E. Fuller

“I could cull my hens in just a few minutes by the use of the electric light,” says F.W. Koehler, Putnam County, Illinois. “If I turn on the lights an hour before the first streak of dawn, the good layers will all get off the roosts and start eating. The drones will remain. I am sure that culling on this basis in the latter part of the summer would be reliable. Where no artificial light is available, the same results can be secured as dawn approaches.”

Last summer, Mr. Koehler sold his broilers for more than 40 cents a pound.

He believes farmers are missing something when they do not try to fatten broilers for the early summer market. He got four times as much a pound for his broilers as for his pigs, and the turnover was much faster. There is a little more work, but the price warrants it, he says.

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