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

Wee Farmer Sarah

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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!?!?
(oh, and please don't post anything political in this thread or we'll need to remove it)​
I think this is very timely. This chicken mandate and the call for "Victory Gardens." It seems like we've been implementing this for quite some time. So, is this backyard farming movement a new thing or just something that grew out of the "seeds" planted in our brains? Oh, and btw: we all know it takes more than two hens to provide enough eggs to survive on. LOL!
 
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