Many farmers look upon the simflower as simply a worthless weed, and never dream of the valuable qualities the seeds of this plant possess. For several years they have been used by breeders of lancy poulty as a food for choice birds; in small quantities, they are mixed with the other food, and the peculiar properties of the seeds imparta a beautif ui gloss which no grain will sive to the plumage of the adult birds. For those who raise fancy fowls for exhibition, it is essential to perfect success that the plumage should be in perfect condition.and to attain satisf actory results, we can recommend no moro valuable aid than judicious feeding of this seed. It has long been known that the oil extracted f rom sunflower seeds makes a dressing for the hair which is very beneiicial, imparting a smoothness and vigor highly appreciated by all who have tried it. It grows very readily, and the poultryman should not forgret this cheap and useful assistant to bis labora.