I love this photo because it is so very mundane and ordinary, but gives us a scene that is uncommon today. Lots of people kept chickens in their yard so they could have fresh eggs and every once in a while a chicken in the pot on the stove. When America became urbanized and zoning regulations did not allow chickens, away they went. It is a nice surprise every once in a while to see or hear a rooster crowing the dawn. This couple has a nice sized flock of chickens and geese, and maybe some ducks? I’m not sure. The yard is big and you can see a small house in the background under a big tree. To the left of the man in overalls you can see what I think is a roost and to the far right you can see a rooster. This could have been taken in California, but it could have been taken anywhere in America in the 1920s-1940s.