This won't be the 5,000 post but I wanted to tell you that your chicken mission motivated me to donate through Heifer International.
I take my extra eggs to work and coworkers buy them for whatever donation they want to make.
Everything I take in goes to Heifer International where they will provide a flock of chickens to someone in need (you can donate for specific livestock) for each $20.
They provide animal husbandry education and require the recipient pass on livestock to another individual on need when their own herd, flock, etc increases.
Just wanted to share that I believe in what you're doing, and this is my way to contribute. I've been meaning to tell you for some time.
That is great!
They are doing good work and you are making a differnce to peoples' lives!