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Uncle Sam Expects You To Keep Hens and Raise Chickens !!

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Back in the early part of the last century (1917 - 1918) the following was published in multiple poultry magazines :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/images/uncle-sam-wants-chickens.jpg

The text reads:

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 main-
taining such a flock is small. Table and kitchen waste pro-
vide 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


"Every back yard in the United States should contribute its share to a bumper crop of poultry and eggs..."
That sure sounds like our vision:  "A chicken in every yard!"   


How cool is that!?!?  celebrate


(oh, and please don't post anything political in this thread or we'll need to remove it)

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post #2 of 246

very very cool   ! wee

mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #3 of 246

maybe you could change the date on it to 2010, and distribute it nation wide.  The politicians won't remember if it's something they approved of or not.

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post #4 of 246

I couldn't agree more!!  Every yard needs a chicken, or two, or three, or four, ....help, somebody stop me...lol

post #5 of 246

That is cool. I love old timey stuff like that.

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post #6 of 246

Patriotic duty! smilelau

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post #7 of 246
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Originally Posted by Nifty-Chicken 

Back in the early part of the last century (1917 - 1918) the following was published in multiple poultry magazines :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/images/uncle-sam-wants-chickens.jpg

The text reads:

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 main-
taining such a flock is small. Table and kitchen waste pro-
vide 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


"Every back yard in the United States should contribute its share to a bumper crop of poultry and eggs..."
That sure sounds like our vision:  "A chicken in every yard!"   


How cool is that!?!?  celebrate


(oh, and please don't post anything political in this thread or we'll need to remove it)


I've just printed 20 copies for random distribution around town. Sometimes living in a college town rocks!

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸ 

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post #8 of 246

Oh I LOVE This!

Gonna make a great poster!!!!

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I'm trying to get a higher resolution version / scan.  There may be one in one of the Google Book scans linked from the first post.

Rob - Married to my wife Emily for 15 years and have two daughters, 12 and 9.  Home to five mixed hens
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post #10 of 246

Wonderful! thumbsup

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

Memorial Thread

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