School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

Location:
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
D. Curtis

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Poultry

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 024

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Hens and Chickens:
The place where hens rest at night is called a fowl house
This house is cleaned about once every three weeks. The hens sleep on perches about three feet from the ground.
Those perches are made of flat sticks.
The hens are fed three times every day, morning, noon and night. The morning and noon food consists of a mash of potatoes and meal, and in the evening they get oats.

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