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Kcnttuc/cy Agriicaltural Experiment Station. 27
which we built at the dairy barn in September, 1913, has been
` in daily use for 51 months and is giving excellent satisfaction. .
It was constructed of cypress wood, nailed together with cop- I
per nails.
V. The experiment in feeding osage oranges to dairy
cows has been repeated. It proves that they are not poisonous
l and that they may be fed in quantities as great as fourteen
' pounds per day. We succeeded in keeping them over winter
at the Experiment Station, by burying in a mound of dirt. An `
L experiment in feeding them to chickens has been begun and
5 present indications are that they will be found valuable for gl
` · this use. I
{ VI. Bulletin No. 206, which deals with the production
{ I of sanitary milk, has been prepared and published. It embraces. A
` a description of methods employed ill the Experiment Station
3 dairy and in other successful dairies in Kentucky. y
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»“ Poultry
l I. The experiment with two flocks of Single Comb \Vhite
__ Leghorn pullets, one confined and the other given range. is in
if progress. The results so far indicate that it is best to let the
a chickens have free range at all seasons of the year, rather than
d to confine them at any time to the house. ln the winter,. dur-
_1_ ing inclement weather. the birds are out but little during the V
i day, while in sunnner they spend most. of their time out-of-
fg doors. The pullets enjoying the privilege of free range have
Q produced more eggs than those confined and show slightly less
` i mortality.
  11. An experiment of four pens of \Vhite Leghorns. now
m in progress. indicates that cotton seed meal can not be used in
at the dry mash mixture, successfully. with laying hens. to replace
Q meat scrap.
as lll. iThc experiment with young ehieks on rations high
d` and low in lysine, carried on in co-operation with Doctors Kas-
i tle and Buckner, is being repeated. It proves that considerable
Gr lysine is required during the lirst six months of growth, and