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A Dry Mash
A Point On Mating
Age For Mating
Bad Food For Chickens
Bowel Trouble In Chicks
Cannibal Chicks
Chicken Pox
Clipping Hens For Cleanliness
Cloth For Brooding Houses
Cockerels Of The Larger Breeds Should Not Be Mated Before A Year Old
Cure For Feather-eating
Dipping Fowls
Feather Eating Is The Result Of Idleness Or A Shortage Of Green Feed

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Dipping Fowls

How do you dip hens to kill lice?

To dip fowls you must have a very warm day, or a warm room where you can
turn them in to dry. I have know people to use tobacco stems, but it
requires good judgment as to the right strength to use. The dips usually
sold already prepared are safer, in my opinion, because they give
directions as to quantity. Get a can of "zenoleum" or "creolium" -
either is good - and have the water a little over blood-heat to
commence; be very careful that the liquid does not get in the fowl's
throat. If there are no directions with the cans, put enough in to make
the water quite milky and strong smelling. It is best to make the hen
sit down and with a sponge wet the back and head thoroughly, then under
the wings and breast; if there are nits, don't be in a hurry to take
the hen out, but let the dip get to the nits and skin on the abdomen. If
the water is too warm it will be dangerous, as some fowls have weak
hearts; that is the only danger, providing you dry them quickly.

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