Memorial Day and Chickens


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Uncle Sam once asked all patriotic citizens to raise chickens! Yes, you heard that right. During World War I and into the Great Depression, the government touted chickens as a solution to hunger. Easy to care for and easy to breed, chickens provided protein from both meat and eggs.

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Uncle Sam Expects You To Keep Hens and Raise Chickens

Two Hens in the Back Yard for Each Person in the House Will Keep a Family In Fresh Eggs.

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 waste 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. 

In Time of Peace a Profitable Recreation.  In Time of War a Patriotic Duty.

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Interesting, Profitable and Patriotic!

With thousands of city families planning to raise chickens in their back yards, noted poultry expert tells you just what profits to expect and how to be sure of success

I guess I’m not the first urban chicken consultant, after all!

Happy Memorial Day. And remember those who died to give us our freedoms.

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