The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1928 Page: 3 of 8
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THE MADISONVILLE METEOR
FEEDING AND CARE OF BABY
By F. W. Kazmeir, Bryan, Texas
The chicks are in well built brooder
house, with a wood floor, equipped
with a good brooder that will keep
them warm in the coldest weathr. We
have nice, fresh and clean litter on the
floor, and the chicks are healthy and
doing well. Our next problem is to
keep them healthy, vigorous and
strong. Feed hoppers and drinking
vessels have been provided, a good
commercial baby chick starter is be-
Early in the morning, about six o'-
clock, examine the heater, replenish
fuel supply and make sure the chicks
are comfortable.. Raise the hover,
remove all litter, dirt and droppings
and replace with fresh material. Note
the chicks closely, kill weakly or sick
ones. Examine the feed hoppers and
be sure they contain a supply of feed.
The feed hoppers should never be al-
lowed to go dry for even a few min-
utes. If the chicks crowd around the
feed hoppers, provide more hoppers.
Keep hoppers clean. At eight, ex
amine all water dishes, clean all the
drinking vessels and refill with fresh
water. If you are feeding milk, pro-
vide a new supply of milk in clean
containers at this time. If possible
keep sour milk or buttermilk before
the chicks at all time. Feeding milk
spasmodically is not as satisfactory
as keeping it before them all the urne.
It is better to feed all milk sour, and
in containers not made out of galvan-
ized iron. Milk is a wonderful drink
for baby chicks and growing chicks.
At noon, or twelve o'clock, we
make another trip around to all the
houses. If the sun shines and the
windows or shutters have not al-
ready been opened all the way back,
we do so, because we want the direct
sunshine to strike the chicks. We
again examine the heater in case of
kerosene burners, in hot weather es-
pecially the burner needs watching
to keep flame from creeping up too
high and causing trouble. Also ex-
amine feed troughs and water vessels.
Use your eyes; look for dirt and
trouble, but don't stop there; remove
it. About the middle of the afternoon
another round is made to all the
houses, feed hoppers and drinking
vessels are cleaned and replenished.
Note the heater, flame, etc. At six
o'clock the windows or shutters are
lowered to keep inside of house com-
fortable. The hover is examined to
be sure it is capable of keeping chicks
warm for the night. At this time
also burner and wick are cleaned and
fuel tank is refilled. Keep every-
thing in and about the burner, clean,
free from dirt, dust or kerosene. Two
things cause fires, one is to turn the
burner too high, and the other is to
keep burner dirty and kerosene spilled
all around the burner. At nine p. m.
we make another trip, we glance at
the burner, note size of flame and also
amount of kerosene in tank, a good
look at the chicks to see if they are
comfortable. They should hover all
around outer edge of hover. We are
now ready to lock up the house for
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Knight, J. A. The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1928, newspaper, March 8, 1928; Madisonville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192250/m1/3/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .