One chicken can make a life-saving difference.

Chicks4Children is a sustainable campaign from Global Family Philanthropy to end hunger and poverty worldwide. Our Chicks4Children coop recipients commit to share the offspring and provide community outreach. The result is a plethora of eggs and chicken to raise, eat, share and sell.

FAQ

We receive lots of different questions. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? -- Your donation can make either possible!

What does my donation do?
Our Chicks4Children coop recipients commit to share the offspring and provide community outreach. The result is lots of eggs and chicken to eat, share and sell. A sustainable program that helps end hunger and poverty.

How many eggs does an average Haitian consume?
The average Haitian consumes less than 60 eggs per year while the average American consumes more than 250 eggs per year.

When do hens begin to lay eggs?
Hens begin to lay eggs at just 19 weeks of age.

How healthy are eggs?
The protein in eggs is the highest quality protein found in any food. The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child.

How does a chicken coop benefit the community?
Chickens give children and families a lasting source of nutrition and income. Chickens naturally multiply to impact generations of children.

How much does it cost to take care of chicks?
Chicks require very little money, space and food to thrive and grow.

How many eggs do they lay?
A healthy hen can lay up to 300 325 eggs per year.

How long does it take for a hen to lay eggs?
It takes a hen 24 to 26 hours to lay and egg. She’ll lay eggs her entire life with production decreasing every year. An egg starts growing into a chick when it reaches a temperature of 86 degrees.

How long do hens live?
The average hen lives 5 to 7 years.

How long does it take a chick to hatch?
A chicken takes 21 days to hatch.

How many kinds of chickens are there?
Over 200 breed of chickens. Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs and those with red ear lobes lay brown eggs.