DUCKS AND CHICKENS
The Simmicolon Stock Farm Will Raise Them.
A duck and chicken department has been added to George Hammond's celebrated Simocolon stock farm located a few miles south of Ypsilanti. It will be put in charge of Clyde Tucker and it is expected that a fortune will be realized by its projector. The intention is to raise young ducks and chickens for the markets.
Two acres of ground have been fenced in for this department in the center of which a long low building of wood has been erected. The first floor is devoted to the "living rooms" of the birds, while the incubators are on the second floor. The capacity of the incubators is 90 eggs, and they are contantly filled. Chickens are hatched in 21 days and ducks in 28.
The chickens are killed at the end of 12 weeks and the ducks at the end of 10 weeks. They are carefully fed and cared for in the meantime and bring fancy prices in the markets.
The nucleus of the bird farm consists of 275 Plymouth Rock hens and 50 Imperial Pecan ducks, and they keep be incubators supplied with eggs.