If he were living on less than 2 bucks a day, he’d raise chickens. Now Bill would have to lose about $56 billion before he becomes Farmer Gates, right? But oh! the 556 comments under the piece are utter raves at his generosity! Noblesse Oblige, yanno.
Well sure, Bill; chickens can eat what they find on the ground…but what if there’s just sand on the ground, especially during this major drought, especially in ‘Sub-Saharan Africa? But yer right: they might gain a bit more weight, yanno, if ya actually fed ’em! Ya must not be sending bags o’ feed with them, without which…this project is all just selling yer brand again chicken feed. Hmmm; maybe yer pals at Monsanto are workin’ on a GMO chicken for every pot?
Stick around home, do they? Sure, until they’re food for varmints. Oh, and ya seem to reckon some neighbor will have a rooster to…ya know, fertilize those eggs? Why can’t ya make sure the recipients set up a little Foghorn Leghorn rent-a-stud program in the neighborhood?
Sure, once those flocks get larger, folks might just wanna build a little wire and wood coop, or maybe print one out on their 3-D printers, eh?
Say, what did Evo Morales have to say to your offer, Bill?
Oh, by the by, how much did them thar hens cost ya? This much?
Yeah, I just loved what ya did to my laptop: just like this. I called it ‘Crash and Upload.”