Item AAAA1750 - Farm poultry in British Columbia

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Farm poultry in British Columbia

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British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

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  • Variations in title: Poultry pointers

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AAAA1750

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  • 1931 (Creation)

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Documentary. "REEL ONE: Choosing a cockerel at a Fall Fair (looks Like Saanichton Fall Fair). A chicken yard. How to set eggs on the family farm. Making a hatching nest. Three weeks later - hatched chicks. A successful hawk trap from England. Four-week-old chicks drinking milk. Feeding greens to chicks. Culling sick ones. An autopsy reveals congested lungs from chilling. Cutting a tire in half lengthwise makes two watering rings. Feeding water to chicks. Culling slow-feathering chicks. Cleaning out the poultry shed. Poultry inspector visiting and helping farm wife select the best cockerels. The rest will be fattened. The correct feed explained for fattening. A young boy on his wagon. REEL TWO: Taking eggs to hatchery. Hatchery man inspects eggs then pays farmer. Special incubator made in B.C. Toes punched on some little chicks. Flocks of chicks & pullets in hatchery. Chicks drinking clabbered milk. Smearing chicks with lard & snuff to prevent cannibalism. Pullets in a farmyard pen. Stages of growth for two young chicks, Jiggs & Maggie, from 1 week to 12 weeks old, although Jiggs is not present for the last shot, having "got the rolling pin." How to get roosting fowls down from a tree - make a Long stick with a "T" at the end. Mother hens with chicks on the free range. Pullets in a pen. Marketing eggs at the Co-op, truck pulls up to COWICHAN CREAMERY TRADERS. Man unloading and checking crates of eggs. How to skin a chicken - better than dry-picking or scalding - a complete demonstration. Show winners - cockerels and hens -- Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, White Wyandottes, Light Sussex, Barred Rocks." (Colin Browne)

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0279.

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Accession number(s): F1980:064; F1980:065

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producing agency/company: British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

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