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    January 6, 2023

    Raising Backyard Chickens

    A hundred years ago, chickens and their eggs were a delicacy of sorts, and large chicken farms didn't exist like they do today. Backyard chickens didn't really become a popular 'thing' until the late 1920s & 30s, thanks in part to the discovery of vitamin D (which helps chickens survive longer during winter months) and the Great Depression. As WWII hit in the mid-1930s, it became a sense of pride and American duty to grow Victory Gardens and raise chickens. As time went on and technology advanced, the industrialization of chicken farming grew into a multi-billion dollar industry.
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