Story: Poultry industry

Domestic chicken run (2nd of 3)

Domestic chicken run

In the early 20th century a large number of households kept chickens in their backyards. This fowl house and fenced run, in Stratford in 1911, was typical, as was the large vegetable garden.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-005870; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17276/domestic-chicken-run (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008