Shelby the 13 year old chicken farmer

happy chickensIf you’re low on money and looking for a way to bring in a little more to make ends meet, take a page out of this 13 year olds workbook.  Shelby saved her parents from medical bankruptcy.  She got a loan from her grandma when she was 9 years old and purchased chickens.  She not only takes care of them, but she does personal delivery of the eggs as well, earning about $15,000 a year.  She’s also the youngest farmer to be awarded the Animal Welfare Seal Of Approval – meaning her chickens are very happy. Shelby used her compassion for her family, her care for animals, and her work ethic to make a positive difference for herself and her community. Maybe her example can spark ideas for us on how to use our simple skills in creative ways?

Here’s the video from CBS news:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139764n

Thanks to the Good News Network for this story.  (P.S. above photo is of our backyard chickens, not Shelby’s.)

2 responses to “Shelby the 13 year old chicken farmer

  1. When I was the same age, I used my birthday money to buy a few chickens. While I didn’t save my family from anything, I did start a healthy little nest egg I continued to build through to adulthood and learned alot about hard work, investment and being an entrepeneur. 🙂 It’s amazing where small beginnings can take you.

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