Earlier in the month I created a post around all of my pig images, and I thought I'd close out August with a chicken themed post.
These milk glass eggs were used to stimulate hens to lay their own eggs by putting them in the nest. I bid on them at an auction, but someone else took them home. I thought I'd show this image first because we all know the egg came before the chicken......
This flange sign was for sale at the Antiques Market of Williamston:
A poultry show ribbon from way back in 1915:
One of my old flashcards with cute chick silhouettes:
A classic milk glass hen on nest:
I bought several at an auction. I always try to buy in bulk if I can get lower prices that way:
I purchased some lovely books at an estate sale that show examples of early poultry figurines:
A large chicken welcoming visitors to the Gizzard Fest in Potterville, Michigan:
He's not the friendliest looking host, is he?
Rooster and hen figurines always sell at the antique malls. I think many folks collect them:
A box full of angry birds waiting to be put on the auction block:
I sold this hen on nest candy container at the antique mall. When you lift up the wing, the inside is hollow so you can fill it with candy:
I guess sometimes poultry can give you trouble, as this old pamphlet indicates:
One solution to poultry trouble: make a chicken dinner, like Minnie Pearl has done: