Image from page 121 of "The national standard squab book" (1909)
Authors: Rice, Elmer C. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Pigeons. [from old catalog]
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Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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anycustomers whu do not use egg-crates ororange boxes, but build their nest-boxes ofhalf-inch or five-eighths lumber, have writtenus that they have used the constructionwhich we illustrate herewith and which isgood, because cleaning can be better done. The bottoms of the nest-b.>xes are re-movable and rest <pn cleats, as the pictureshows. The cleats are seven-eighths or oneinch square and are nailed to the uprights. When this construction is employed, it isnot necessary that you have a block ■ rbase screwed to our nappy or nest-bowl.The nappy or nest-bowl may be screweddirectly onto this removable nest-box bottom. It is not necessary to nail a strip of woodacross the fronts of the nest-boxes, to preventthe squabs from falling out. The squabs stay in the nest until theyare ready to leave it, and it is very rare tofin ; one on the floor. It will be noticedth;; in the cities, the street pigeons nestsin nianv cases will be f mnd on the pencornices pf high buildings, and if sciuabs
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sta; in such nests until they are able tofl\, the beginner with Sfiuabs ought not tobe worried about his birds nests which areonly a few feet from the floor. SQUABS IN CHICAGO. The followingarticle is taken from the Chicago American:Squab Farming is a new Chicago Industry. Little Capital is Required and Persons of good Judgment and Care can Realize Good Profits from Pigeon Culture. If all the birds in all the pies were suddenlyto lift their voices in song like those in theni.n-ery rhvme. the chorus would be loudand long, for raising r)f squabs for food is aconstantlv growing and lucrative industry,and ^vithal \ery fascinating. A number of farm.;, each shellering se\eralhundred birds, are being condijted withineas\ reach of the Chicago market. Such clubs as the Union League andAthletic are always ready buxers. Plumpbirds are readily sold for a dollar apiece i^rbreeding jjurposes, and their sqviabs at $4a dozen for food. As in an\ field of labor,the best results come from studied andcar
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