National Geographic : 1927 Apr
Photograph courtesy U.S.Department ofAgriculture A LIVE-POULTRY TRAIN The birds are brought from scattered points to concentration centers, where they are loaded into specially designed freight cars and moved rapidly to the poultry terminals of the large cities. Each car will accommodate about 4,600 chickens and isequipped with awater tank, agrain crib, and a "stateroom" for the attendant, who is sent by the shipper to accompany and care for the fowls. Thismethod oftransporting live fowls hasproved very successful, the average shrinkage by loss of weight in transit being only about 5 per cent. The eggslaid en route areaperquisite oftheattendant.