$200.00 In Six Months From 20 Hens (Feb, 1909)

$200.00 In Six Months From 20 Hens

TO the average poultryman that would seem impossible, and when we tell you that we have actually done a 1500.00 Poultry business with 20 hens on a corner in the city garden 30 feet wide by 40 feet long we are simply stating facts. It would not be possible to get such returns by any one of the systems of poultry keeping recommended and practiced by the American people, still it is an easy matter when the new PHILO SYSTEM is adopted.

CAN BE USED IN ANY CLIMATE The Philo System is Unlike All Other Ways of Keeping Poultry and in many respects is just the reverse, accomplishing things in poultry work that have always been considered impossible, and getting unheard of results that are hard to believe without seeing; however, the facts remain the same and we can prove to you every word of the above statement.

The New System Covers All Branches of the Work Necessary for Success

from selecting the breeders to marketing the product. It tells how to get eggs that will hatch, how to hatch nearly every egg and how to raise nearly all the chicks hatched. It gives complete plans in detail how to make everything necessary to run the business and at less than half the cost required to handle the poultry business in any other manner. There is nothing complicated about the work, and any man or woman that can handle a saw and hammer can do the work.

Two Pound Broilers in Eight Weeks

are raised in a space of less than a square foot to the broiler without any loss and the broilers are of the very best quality, bringing here three cents per pound above the highest market price.

Our Six Months Old Pullets are Laying at the Rate of 24 Eggs Each Per Month

in a space of two square feet for each bird. No green cut bono of any description is fed, and the food used is inexpensive as compared with food others are using.

Our new book, the Philo System of Progressive Poultry Keeping, gives full particulars regarding these wonderful discoveries with simple, easy to understand directions that are right to the point, and 15 pages of illustrations showing all branches of the work from start to finish.

Don’t Let the Chicks Die in the Shell

One of our secrets of success is to save all the chickens that are fully developed at hatching time, whether they can crack tlie shell or not. It is a simple trick and believed to be the secret of the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese which enabled them to sell the chicks at 10 cents a dozen.

Chicken Feed at 15 Cents a Bushel

Our book tells how to make the best green food with but little trouble and have a good supply any day in the year, winter or summer. It is just as impossible to get a large egg yield without green food as it is to keep a cow without hay or fodder.

Our New Brooder Saves Two Cents on Each Chicken

No lamp required. No danger of chilling, overheating or burning up the chickens as with brooders using lamps or any kind of lire. They also keep all lice off the chickens automatically or kill any that may be on when placed in the brooder. Our book gives full plans and the right to make and use them. One can be easily made in an hour at a cost of 25 to 50 cents.


Your system of poultry keeping should appeal to all poultry-men. The advantages of your system are many, and the quality of the large flock of poultry you have raised on your city lot is the best evidence of its success.

Geo. L. Harding, Binghamton, N.Y.

Valley Falls, N.Y., Sept. S, 1907.

It was my privilege to spend a week in Elmira during August, during which time I saw the practical working of the Philo System of Poultry Keeping, and was surprised at the results accomplished in a small corner of a city yard. “Seeing is believing” they say, and if I had not seen, it would have been hard to believe that such results could have followed so small an outlay of space, time and money.

(Rev.) W.W. COX.

Windsor, Vt., March 8, 1908.

I consider the one dollar I invested in the Philo System, Poultry Review and American Poultry Advocate the best investment for the money I ever made. Robert L. Patrick.

Jacob’s Creek, Pa.

I received the Philo System Book mailed to my home address, Beechtree, Pa. I am highly pleased with it, and am anxious to spread the good news as far as I can. I am a preacher of the gospel engaged by the Baptist Association to do Evangelistic work. I am on the road all the time, have about 14 days in each town. I am very much interested in the hen and will do all I can to help the other fellow to know how, and to spread the good tidings received in the Philo System.

(Rev.) F. B. Williams.

Special Introduction Offer

By special arrangement we are able to give for only $1.00 the book, with the right to use all plans and one year’s subscription to the American Poultry Advocate, a monthly paper, 16 years old, for practical utility poultry breeders. Upon receipt of $1.00 you will get the book by return mail and your subscriptions will start at once.

Copy of the Philo System book and a year’s subscription to the American Poultry Advocate, both for $1.00.

American Poultry Advocate
346 Hogan Block, Syracuse, N. Y.

  1. Stephen says: January 8, 20136:21 am

    Betty McDonald’s husband read an advertisement like this back in about 1920. Her experiences as the wife of a former city man turned poultry farmer are recounted in “The Egg And I”. They were not happy: one chapter is called “I Learn To Hate Even Baby Chickens”.

  2. quadibloc says: January 9, 20138:07 pm

    It must still be a sure-fire way to make money; now, a farmer needs permission from the government to raise more than a very few chickens, to protect the existing farmers.

  3. JMyint says: January 10, 20137:49 am

    Yes quadibloc, if’n you want to raise 9000 chickens or more there are some pretty pervasive regulations. Many small cities have permits for raising 4-5 hens and 20 – 30 chickens in un-incorporated is usually not an issue.

  4. Toronto says: January 10, 201312:57 pm

    Chickens killed two of my uncles.

  5. Hirudinea says: January 10, 20133:43 pm

    @ Toronto – That’s why you never eat them raw.

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