|Photo Credit - Meyer Hatchery|
This historic poster is as true
in 2013 as in 1918,
almost 100 years ago - it reads:
Two Hens in the Back Yard for Each Person in the House
Will Keep a Family in Fresh Eggs
Even the smallest backyard 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 backyard 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
For information about methods of Backyard Poultry Keeping suited to your location and conditions write:
Your State Agricultural College
The United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D. C.