As Thanksgiving nears we are reminded of the things we are thankful for. Namely you. Yes, YOU.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about being thankful, though; it is also a time to give back and share your harvest with those in need! This has traditionally been done with turkeys but we like chickens way more, so welcome to our Chickens for Thanksgiving event!
Be our friend, feed the world. Follow us on twitter, or “like” our BattleBlock Theater, Alien Hominid, or Castle Crashers pages on facebook. Until the end of November, for every 4 new friends we get across all of these pages we will sponsor the gift of a chicken to a needy family through Heifer International. Through Heifer’s program the families receiving animal gifts are given training in raising the animals, and are helped to become self-reliant. The families then share some of the offspring of the animals to others in the village, starting the cycle over, and paying it forward in a way that we think is pretty great.
Here is what Heifer International has to say about how awesome chickens are:
A flock of chicks can help families from Cameroon to the Caribbean add nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their inadequate diets.
The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference.
Heifer helps many hungry families with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks. A good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year – plenty to eat, share or sell. With Heifer recipients’ commitment to pass on the offspring and training, the exponential impact of adding chickens to communities in poverty is truly a model that helps end hunger and poverty.
Because chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available food scraps, families can make money from the birds without spending much. And chickens help control insects and fertilize gardens.
If you personally follow us on all the pages below we will see that a chicken finds its way to a family in need. Please spread the word, as we want to donate a ton of chickens to the world! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
the small print: We do not want chickens to go extinct, and have no idea how many people will become our friends, so we may have to cap this at some point. We’ll update this post if that is happening!