Story: Farm families

Feeding the chooks (3rd of 3)

Feeding the chooks

Looking after the hens was a regular task of country women. The fowl-house was normally close to the house, and women treasured the eggs and chickens for their cooking.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Malcolm Ross Collection
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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The colonial family and the household economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008