I thought all the urban chickens keepers out there would really appreciate this. It’s a 1900’s WW1 poster encouraging people to keep chickens in their backyards as their “patriotic duty”!
Maybe we should change the date to 2011 and distribute it all around our community. 🙂
The Poster 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 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 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.
For information about methods of back-yard Poultry Keeping suited to your location write your state agricultural college or United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.