Comments on: Interesting Article on Early Egg Farming from Robert Plamondon Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:34:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 #comment-3155

I’ve read “Production of 300-Eggers,” but I don’t remember much about it except that it slightly predated scientific breeding. Was it from the guys at Hollywood Farms in Washington, or do I have it confused with another book? If it’s the book I think it is, you’re right, and I need to go read it again.

Everything Jull writes is good, though disease management and nutrition have moved on. Never use an old-time remedy without looking up the ingredients to see if they’re poisonous or carcinogenic, because they usually are. And until the mid-Fifties, the diets tended to be nutritionally deficient in one way or another. The cool thing was that the poultry scientists knew this and said so. No denial there. I like that.

I’d love to republish Jull’s books. They’re gold mines. Jull’s books are still under copyright, so I can’t republish them unless I can find his heirs, a process that is likely to cost more than the book is worth. Copyright lasts so long these days that this sort of thing is typical — none one knows who the copyright holder is, least of all the copyright holders themselves.


By: jamie d Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 #comment-3153 I would like someone to put a spin on some of Jull’s older books like Poultry breeding and Successful Poultry Management. I like the Production of 300 eggers…. by the Reliable Poultry Journal also and American Breeds of Poultry by Frank Platt. Those older books have lots of relative info for “backyard” poultry plants. Maybe you could post a few old articles from older 1910’s- 20’s poultry mags. I have got to finish the Dollar Hen. Good idea here.