A chicken provides 250-300 nutritious eggs per year for a family in poverty. The eggs are packed with nutrients like protein and vitamins B12 and D for malnourished children. When a family’s chickens reproduce, the chicks can be sold for additional income. You can bless a poor family in South Asia with a pair of chickens for just $11.
Chickens are also a popular gift for village teenagers who use the income from the eggs and chicks to support themselves in going to junior high and high school.