Uncle Sam Expects . . . Chickens

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.


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