A trip back in time

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by UncleHoot, May 3, 2011.

  1. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine found this in his shed. The Mr. Luther mentioned in the advertisement used to own his property. We're pretty sure this is from the 1930's.

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    Anyway, it's pretty humorous to read now. Broilers that attain 4 lbs at only 10 weeks? OMG! [​IMG] It really shows you how much things have changed.

    It turns out that there were actually two hatcheries in St. Johns back then. Today, I think there may only be one hatchery left in the entire state (Townline).
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Never hurts to look back and see how far we've come.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Write, wire, or telephone xxx your requirements today."

    Back in the days of the telegraph... And when folks said "telephone" rather than "call." And how many people place an order to a company by snail mail these days?

    And now a days a 10 week old meat bird that weighs 4 pounds sure isn't nothing to brag about... They should be 4 pounds by 6-7 weeks old.

    Wow. It's amazing how far we've come! [​IMG]
     
  4. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't even catch the telegraph reference! My friend pointed out the 3 digit telephone number, though. I guess it would have to be a big town to have more than 1,000 phone numbers? LOL!
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't even catch the telegraph reference! My friend pointed out the 3 digit telephone number, though. I guess it would have to be a big town to have more than 1,000 phone numbers? LOL!

    Oh! That's what that is... The phone #... 208. I was trying to figure out what it said, LOL! Cause there's no such thing as a three digit phone number, LOL! [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    what an awesome share, thank you!
    You should scan it and sell copies for framing, I now I would buy one to hang in my office.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  8. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would do that too
     
  9. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would do that too

    I would be interested in one also.
     
  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Have you read "The Dollar Hen"? I believe it was written somewhere around 1900 and is still in print, very cool.
     

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