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

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, May 29, 2010.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    Back in the early part of the last century (1917 - 1918) the following was published in multiple poultry magazines :
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    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!?!? [​IMG]


    (oh, and please don't post anything political in this thread or we'll need to remove it)​
     
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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    very very cool ! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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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  4. I couldn't agree more!! Every yard needs a chicken, or two, or three, or four, ....help, somebody stop me...[​IMG]
     
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  5. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is cool. I love old timey stuff like that.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Patriotic duty! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:"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!?!? [​IMG]


    (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!
     
  8. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Oh I LOVE This!

    Gonna make a great poster!!!!
     
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Wonderful! [​IMG]
     

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