Beginning of Week 2, Day 14 on this trek. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com. Since every ounce on our backs count, everything we carry must be useful, worthwhile, and multiple uses. Heifer’s models also ensures that any gift goes the distance.
Agiftofchicks, ducks or geese can quickly turn into a sizeable flock that can triple a family’s income. The fowl are easily managed as they require little space, and can help control garden pests and improve soil quality. One large chicken egg contains more than six grams of protein—which the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization indicates is about half the daily requirement for toddlers. Eggs also contain selenium, which helps build a strong immune system, and B vitamins like folate and riboflavin that help convert food into energy. Plus, chickens and ducks can lay nearly 200 eggs a year, providing plenty for families to sell for extra income.
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