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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 
special feed. 



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