According to Radio Free Europe, doctors and teachers in the Vobkent district of Uzbekistan were paid in April with chickens.
Take the chicken home, stick it in the pot. Not a bad deal, right? Not so simple. There is a bit of a food time lag here. The chickens were actually chicks from Serbia, deemed to be superior to their Uzbek counterparts, and supposedly ready to start laying eggs in a few months. Each public sector worker got 10 chicks after the federal government urged regional governments in February to boost local production of poultry, eggs, meat and vegetables.