Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cleaning Chickens 1942 Nebraska

Mrs. Lynn May, FSA (Farm Security Administration) borrower, cleaning a chicken. Lancaster County, Nebraska. Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer. May 1942. Farm Security Administration - Library of Congress.

Every Thursday a carefully selected old agricultural photo is featured here on Big Picture Agriculture — lest we forget how things used to be.


  1. Just finished cleaning and packing 4# boneless/skinless thighs in 1# bags to freeze so I'll have then ready for our favorite recipes. Cleaning chicken has gotten easier since I was a boy in 1942.

    1. Indeed, that's the way I do it now, too. But you are communicating with a chicken plucker and cutter upper from way back. Mom and I processed and froze 100 chickens per season when I was growing up.