As many of you know, we were blessed with three sweet chicks right around Easter time. Hens need to be 6 months old before they start laying eggs, and many urban farmers choose to purchase mature hens in order to start collecting eggs right away. But I am so glad we got our little ladies as babies. It has been incredibly fun for our whole family to raise them.
Now they are fully grown and these girls are social and curious. They love to be around us and really want to be indoor chickens!
They each lay one egg almost daily, so they are a joy as pets as well as useful sources of food. Our chickens are without a doubt the gift that keeps on giving, which is why the idea of donating chickens to families in need through World Vision really appeals to me.
If you are the kind of mom who wants to help teach her children about generosity and changing the world, then show them one of the World Vision videos about giving the gift of animals. A family in need will get much more than just the animal. They will have nutrition, a product to sell and the ability to transform their situation from one of poverty to self-sufficiency.
We just gave the gift of two chickens for $25 because I know first hand how wonderful they are, but you can give ducks, which also provide eggs, and goats, which provide milk, yogurt and cheese and a variety of other farm animals to help sustain a family and even a village.
World Vision wants to share its mission and pathway to helping others with you. If you are looking for a way to reach beyond yourself into another world of need, please take a look at the opportunities to help children supported by this charity.
God bless you and Merry Christmas!