Chicken fight, 1939.


When cargo ships from the Matson Shipping Company make a stop here in Hilo, there is always a shipment of some boxes of chickens that are brought ashore. When they are brought to the place where they are cared for in the American Railway Express Office, there is not just one box of chickens or just one chicken, but there are  many boxes of chickens with about four chickens per box. These chickens that are being sent are only fighting chickens. They are chickens with fine feathers; most are dark red [ulahiwa]. Continue reading