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Birds And Corn

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A correspondent of the Germantown Teiegrapk sper.kir.g of severul methode lor drivirg birds fioin the cornfields, says: - "I will givo a bat ter, cheaper and more humane plan, in lay estimatioD, for keeplag birds frorn destroying youog oom. Some fifteen years ago, nfter I had plauted my ooru, I had occasion to bo nway frorn home for about a week, and on returuiug I went to look at my ootn. I tound the corn fairly up, but found also that the birds Uad pul-led up s great deal, whieb was replanted. I then began to study whfft plan ioadopt to prevent the birds from puiling up moro com. The idea of killiug the beautiful birds üever entered my head, nor of driving thera away. I carne to the conclusión to feed the birds, eonsequently I took about one peck of coni and eoattered it around the field near the fences aüd trees, the ptaees where birds are the most apt to pulL the corn. I soon saw that thoy ate up this corn, and did not disturb that in the hill. After the Brst peck of corn ditappeared, and tho growing corn not yet considerod out o! danger, I ecattered in the same way another peck, aud by the time this was consumed, the corn was out of danger. 80 well pleasod with the result was I, that I have alwajs uaed the same mode Biuce. Half a' bushei of corn will be eiiough for a ten acre field." The editor oí the same paper remarks : - "This plan of protecting tbe cornfield against tl., depredation of birds, is 110 doubt the cheapest and most effeatua! one yet sugge.'ted. A frieud of ours in Bucks Co. adopted the same plan a couple of years ago, and saca it acte to a cuarta. He, however, soaÁ-s the corn before scattering it arouud hip fields, for tbe reasou that the yow aud grakle never eat dry corn. Qive a domesticated crow dry corn and he will oarry it, away and bury it for a day or two. We have often ob served them doing this. Wo hope all farmers will trj thia cheap -j.ud simple prtection, by which they can not only save their corn, but the birds also, whicb vrül do much to keeg the farm clear of injurious insecte. ffhe fidiipa J(p!&


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