Here, chick, chick, chick

I love this photo because it is so very mundane and ordinary, but gives us a scene that is uncommon today. Lots of people kept chickens in their yard so they could have fresh eggs and every once in a while a chicken in the pot on the stove. When America became urbanized and zoning regulations did not allow chickens, away they went. It is a nice surprise every once in a while to see or hear a rooster crowing the dawn. This couple has a nice sized flock of chickens and geese, and maybe some ducks? I’m not sure. The yard is big and you can see a small house in the background under a big tree. To the left of the man in overalls you can see what I think is a roost and to the far right you can see a rooster. This could have been taken in California, but it could have been taken anywhere in America in the 1920s-1940s.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 07:58:57

    Looks like some ducks to me! What a crowd of fowl! Geese, Ducks and a Rooster with 2 or 3 Chickens (that I can see)…

    I wonder where the pond is? They probably had one somewhere and might of enjoyed fishing from it too.


  2. Far Side of Fifty
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 08:26:17

    Great old photo!!! You have a photo of a stile!! I am Grandparents had a stile..but not nearly as fancy as this one..what a great photo! :)


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