Treatment. — The same measures are advised as for lice and mites.
Chicken Tick (Argas miniatus). — A reddish brown tick, somewhat larger than the common bedbug, infesting poultry in the South.
Treatment. — Keep the houses thoroughly clean, and disinfect at frequent intervals.
Sample Rules and Regulations for the Exhibition of Poultry
Ontario (N. Y.) Poultry Association, 1911.
1. All entries must be made on blanks furnished by the Secretary, and all remittances should be made payable to the Secretary, and should be made by P.O. money order, express money order, or registered letter.
2. Labels will be sent to each exhibitor ; the reverse side must have the sender's name and address legibly written thereon, and the name of the express company for their return delivery. If from accident the Association labels do not arrive in time, send exhibits without them, and the Secretary will make duplicates. Unhealthy specimens will not be exhibited, but will be returned to the owners at their expense. When more than one specimen is sent in the coop, each entry must be properly divided and separately labeled.
3. Entries will positively close Monday, January 9, 1911, but should be sent as long before that date as possible. This rule will be strictly adhered to. The building will be open for the reception of specimens at 8 a.m., Monday, January 16, and those not received by 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, will be debarred from competition.
4. All specimens shall be exhibited in their natural condition, with the exception of Games and Game Bantams. Any violation of this rule shall exclude the specimen from competing and cause the withholding of all premiums awarded the owner of such birds.
5. The reports of judges shall be made in writing to the Secretary, and will be final after having been approved by the Executive Committee. As soon as possible after the awards of the judges have been supervised and approved, a card or badge stating the premium will be placed on each winning coop, where it must remain until the close of the show, and each winning exhibitor will be notified by postal card at once.
6. The judges are strictly prohibited from making known their awards, except through the Secretary or Superintendent. Any person attempting to interfere with the judges in their decisions, by letter or otherwise, will be excluded from competition and exhibition.
7. No protests against awards will be received unless accompanied by a deposit of $2, and if after the matter has been thoroughly investigated by the Show Committee, the protest should prove to be without foundation, the deposit will be forfeited to the Association. Protests must be made before 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 1911, and must be made in writing.
8. All display premiums in the open classes, unless otherwise stated, will be decided thus : First Prize to count 6 points ; Second Prize, 4 points ; Third Prize, 3 points; Fourth Prize, 2 points ; Fifth Prize, 1 point.
9. Season tickets will be issued free of charge to all exhibitors whose entry fee amounts to $2 ; single admission tickets, 25 cents ; tickets for children above eight years and under fifteen years of age, 15 cents. Exhibitors' tickets are not transferable, and will be forfeited if presented by any one but the owner. Season tickets will be sold for $1.
10. No specimens will be allowed in the hall except those which have been duly entered in the books of the Association and the entry fee and express charges paid.
11. The Association will be pleased to undertake the sale of birds for the exhibitor, free of charge, selling price to be stated on entry blank. All sales must be reported at the office at once.
12. During the exhibition no specimens can be removed except by order of the Secretary. Any fowl showing disease will be removed and cared for.
13. No one will be allowed in the aisle while judging is in progress, except by permit from the Superintendent.
14. The term " Cock " means hatched prior to 1910 ; the term " Hen " means hatched prior to 1910 ; the term " Cockerel " means hatched during 1910, and the term " Pullet" means hatched during 1910.
15. Prizes in cash, special prizes, ribbons, etc., for all exhibits will be awarded. Blue Ribbon for First Prize, Red for Second, Yellow for Third, and Green for Fourth. Lost prize ribbons will be duplicated at 15 cents each.
16. The entry fee for poultry, ducks, geese, turkeys, etc., in competition is 50 cents, exhibition pens, $1.25, pigeons and pet stock, 25 cents each. This includes coop, feed, and attendance. All specimens entered for competition must be shown in coops provided by the Association.
17. The Association reserves the right to place more than one bird of the same variety and belonging to the same exhibitor in one coop.
18. There must in all cases, whether competing as pens or single birds, be four entries, or first prize will be awarded and second money paid, or if the birds are not worthy of first prize and gain second prize, they will be awarded third, etc. In no case will more than the entry fee be paid on any variety containing only one entry.
Four entries means four birds of the same kind and variety, as four cocks, four hens, etc., whether shown by one person or several.