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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Wednesday, February 19, 1941, Page 14

Six Macs Buying Their Eighty ----

"The Chickens" Hobby of Farm Women
Woman's Place Not Only in Kitchen, Says Mrs. Mac

"The place of the woman is in the home," says an old maxim. But it's also an old American custom that a major hobby of the farm woman is "the chickens."

The family of the Six Macs is no exception. In fact, poultry plays an even larger part in the life of Mrs. McLaughin than in that of the ordinary farm women, because its from chickens and cattle that the McLaughlins plan to take [make?] their living in the years ahead on the 80 acre farm which they are buying.

Mrs. Mac has always enjoyed work with chickens, so the expansion of her flock of White Leghorns from the current 100 to 200 will be more of a pleasure than a burden.


The cocky little leghorn chicks, hatched just last month in the McLaughlin barn, dodge in and out between the legs of the mild-eyed Guernsey. The winter babies, spring chickens before their time, are precursors of the big things on the McLaughlin farm this year, for spring and eggs will furnish a big part of the Six Mac's income.

The present chicken house isn't nearly large enough for all Mrs. McLaughlin's poultry, but her roosters will really have something to crow about this spring in the $300 16 by 32 poultry palace that's scheduled to start construction soon.

The chickens will have to do their part in paying for their new home, but - what with all the electric light and modern conveniences it'll have - they'll probably enjoy assisting the Six Macs in buying their farm.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2014



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