This picture has been on multiple poultry websites so I decided to send it along :)
Isn't it Ironic that at one point we are asked to keep chickens and the next moment we're begging to.
|In the 1917-1918 the following 'flyer' was published in multiple poultry magazines:|
The 'Flyer' reads:
Even the smallest back yard has room for a flock large enough to supply the
house with eggs. The cost of maintaining such a flock is small. Table and kitchen wast provide much of the feed for the hens. They require little attention--only a few minutes a day.
An interested child, old enough to take a little responsibility can care for a few fowls as well as a grown person.
Every back yard in the United States should contribute its share to a bumper crop of poultry and eggs in 1918.