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Poultry in Motion

Raising chickens was a very common activity of Alberta's pioneers. Chickens provided eggs and meat to the family, and the sale of eggs was an important source of income for the farm. The job fell primarily to the women of the household.

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Woman with chickens, Springfield Ranch, near Beynon, Alberta, [ca. 1900]
Glenbow Archives NC-43-264