There was a tie between bees and chickens in the Heifer International giveaway. We're going to have run-off voting between the two to settle the tie. Please vote once again for which animals you'd like to giveaway to a needy community to provide a sustainable gift towards self-sufficiency.
Hive of Bees
Bees help struggling families earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen. Beehives require almost no space and, once established, are inexpensive to maintain. As bees search for nectar, they pollinate plants. Placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit and vegetable yields. In this way, a beehive can be a boost to a whole village.
Flock of Chickens
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. 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.