Need Chicks for Your Backyard? Get ‘Em This Week at Woodward’s!

CVA 99-4720 - [Brooding cages in] Woodward's store basement 1935 Stuart Thomson photo.

CVA 99-4720 – [Brooding cages in] Woodward’s store basement 1935 Stuart Thomson photo.

This stack of brooding cages full of young chicks was apparently in the basement of Woodward’s Department Store in East Vancouver. My suspicion is that these chicks were sold to the only-partially-urbanized residents of Vancouver, some of whom kept a couple of chickens in their backyards. I have a friend who was born (in the early 1940s) and raised in Vancouver who has said he remembers a neighbour keeping live chickens in her backyard, so this is not far-fetched (although, I admit, it seems so).

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2 Responses to Need Chicks for Your Backyard? Get ‘Em This Week at Woodward’s!

  1. Sheila says:

    Growing up in Burnaby In the sixties, a neighbour who lived off Canada Way (then named Grandview Highway) had a small barn and a dozen or so goats!

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