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Keep the laying hen
Food is needed to win the war
Don't sell the laying hen
all spring she will be turning
insects, weeds, garbage, and waste into eggs for the Nation
Make 60c. per hen
Those 30 eggs at 24 cents a dozen
mean an income of 60 cents per hen—
practically all profit, as hens on the
farm at this season receive little if any
2c. a lb. or 2c. an egg?
What if poultry sometimes brings 2
cents more a pound in winter than
after the laying season— you would
lose only 8 cents on a 4-pound hen, but
make 60 cts. on her eggs— gain 52 cts.
IT'S BOTH PATRIOTIC AND PROFITABLE TO KEEP THE LAYING HEN
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Cooperating with State Agricultural Colleges