THE POULTRY INDUSTRY.
poultry business is the only one which has not suffered this year, and
considering the unsatisfactory results of all other farm industries, we
may reasonably expect to see more chickens raised in Lafayette parish
this year than in any preceding one. In this business, unlike cane,
chickens and eggs will always find a ready market. Our people can find
buyers at home, or if they prefer, they may make shipments to New
Orleans, where the market prices are always good. There is no branch of
the livestock interest which has received a larger share of success in
proportion to the capital invested and the time given to the work. The
truth of the matter is, the man who goes at the poultry business in a
common sense way and puts business into it the same as he would into any
line of business that requires forethought, good common sense,
planning, energy and economy in conducting, will make a success of it.
There are dismal failures in the business, it is true, and so there are
in all kinds of business; the inevitable results of poor management or
no management. The farmer who has been keeping 25 to 50 hens and keeps
on the even tenor of his way year after year, will make money on fowls,
and then keeping large flocks applying similar principles in their care,
will reap benefit in proportion.
Lafayette Gazette 1/19/1895.
The Egg Market. - The
hens are all attending strictly to business these days, and as a
result, eggs are now selling at 12 cents a dozen. Broussard Bros. have
plenty of them. Laf. Adv. 4/5/1905.