Ok so I have heard of it before. I just never really looked into it. BUT I got a tiny little catalog from heifer international. One of the gifts for $20 is a flock of chickens and training to take care of them. Its 10 to 50 chicks. That hold the potential for a lot of eggs and future chickies. Part of the promise these families make is to pass on the gift when the animals they received reproduce. Well I like the idea a lot. We are probably going to go ahead and do that through them. Matter of fact I think I would like to find someone in my backyard who would like a small flock in the spring too. It is nothing for my hubby to whip up a small coop and I am sure once I put an order in and hatch some of my own I will have plenty of extra babies to do just that. Yep I do like the idea. I don't have a ton of money to give but I can afford chicks and some wood for a small coop.