Does anyone know Henry Trafford's "1,000 Egg Hen" System from the 1920's??

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    Yes, I found this on Hathitrust aswell. But I think, that the Trafford-Sytem ist more "special" on long-term using laying hens.
     
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    PS: This page gives more impression about his laying-hen-system.
    He promotes to keep the laying hens longer than two periods (as used to that time).
    His idea, was to create a good management system to keep laying performance high
    and reach consequently 1000 eggs per hen after four or six periods.
    https://de.scribd.com/doc/306811554/1000-Egg-Hen

    Today the 500 peak can be reached after 100 weeks with a good management.
    http://www.worldpoultry.net/Eggs/Articles/2015/11/500-eggs-in-100-weeks-2721812W/
     

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