I found this old ad posted in Facebook.
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 Sates 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