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"You had a chicken house, you know, a brooder house they'd call it. I can remember, oh – I don't think my grandmother, my one grandmother ever set incubators, but my other grandmother did. They had incubators, and they'd turn them eggs every other day or something like for how many days it took. But then the brooder house was, you usually had a little stove in there to keep them little devils warm, and you turn them loose, why they were pretty little. You'd have them confined pretty well around this light or this heat. And then as they got bigger, why, you'd remove some of the surroundings so they'd have a larger area. And they grew fast. [At] about three pounds, three to four pounds, why, the little roosters they got in the frying pan you might say cause that was part of your food, you know. And the pullets, why, you kept them for laying eggs later. So you'd get in on cleaning the chicken house out."

Clyde Ehlers - Raising chickens

   

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