Jan. 31 – On this day in history in 1925, chickens and dogs had the people of eastern Montana excited,
as the Midland Empire Poultry Association held its annual show in Billings. People apparently knew why
dogs and chickens were in the same show, because the Billings Gazette didn’t explain it. More than 300
birds and 50 dogs were entered, and as a special feature the association brought in an English Dorking,
Australian Kiwi and a Jersey Giant with officials proudly announcing they were rare birds: “none of which
has ever been shown here before.” No mention of how their eggs tasted!!!!