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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... The One-Man Poultry Plant Part I. (Copyrighted 1913 by Clarence C. DePuy.) In my series of leading articles, for the coming twelve months, I am going to break away from much that I have followed in the past. Not only am I going to point out what I consider the ideal plan, not only shall I tell much of my own failures and successes, but I shall illustrate many of my suggestions by accounts of actual visits to "one-man poultry plants." All up and down the country you can find men, single handed, making their living with poultry. Often it is the man and wife, beyond fifty years of age, who together raise and care for the hens and chicks that make their living. Then I have found many a farm that has its one-man poultry plant that gives half the net profit of the whole farm business. I know there is great interest in this plan of keeping only that number of birds that can be cared for by one man. I get such inquiries from our readers as well as from friends who have kept a few hens as a side-line. Only two days ago I talked an hour with a man--a city business man--who has been attracted to a certain farm for sale because of the possibilities of what can be done with hens as the best line of profit. Within less than eight months I was asked to give an hour's time to the director of one of our Eastern Experiment Stations to talk over plans for the establishing of just such a plant. As the director expressed it: "Such an experiment plant at our station will help the farmers of the State get a larger income!" Such a working plant should be more of a source of profit to the Station than some of the experiments that I have seen carried out. The idea of the one-man poultry plant is to own and care for, hens and chicks to the limit of the single person's ability. It m...
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