Clipped From The Chilliwack Progress
FATTENING STATION NOW WELL STARTED Chilliwack Fruit and Produce Company Company Have Crates for 200 Birds and More Will Follow. Demonstrating to Poultrymen and Farmers that Money Can Be Made in Business. The Chilliwack Fruit & Produce Company, which have offices in the Hart building, under the management of Mr. J. L. Stark, made another advanced step in the poultry business this last week in the establishment of their fattening station at the rear, of the old Macken Company's lumber yards. In one of the old buildings used for the storing of dressed lum - ber, fattening crates capable of hold - ing about 200 matured fowls have been built of slats and laths: Each crate is intended for the feeding of four fowl, which will be closely confined confined and fed for a period of about ten days, when they will be ready ioi the markets. As one crate is emptied emptied of the fattened fowls it will be refilled with thin ones and the evolution evolution from thin to fat and from fat to the market, and from the market to the dining tables will be carried on so long as the supply of live poultry poultry keeps up. The best market price will be paid to the farmers for their, old hens and chickens, and the station station supplies them with a marketing place whiph heretofore has been denied denied them. This new venture of the Chilliwack Fruit & Produce Co. is made more to demonstrate to the farmers and in - coming settlers to the valley that! poultry rearing in Chilliwack can be made to pay fair dividends on the land, rather than for the profits which the company expects to make from it. The company of F. J. Hart & Co., Ltd., which is financing the proposition, is willing to expend considerable considerable money in experimental work of this sort, and the local manager, manager, Mr. Macken, is confident that the business can be made to pay and that the object lesson which it teaches to the poultry ranchers will create nicy confidence in their business.