Story: Poultry industry

School poultry (3rd of 3)

School poultry

In the mid-20th century, some schools kept chickens so pupils could learn about their care and feeding. These boys from a Denniston school, on the West Coast, inspect some free-range White Leghorns at their feeding trough in 1944. The hen house is elevated to keep the floor dry and deter rats, weasels and stoats.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

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