Chicken and Coop Rentals:
Thought of Raising Backyard Chickens? Every Spring, thousands of chickens are sold at local farm supply stores. Often these chickens die before they are ready to start laying eggs (16-30 weeks). Children quickly realize that chickens are not as fun as the Xbox and parents find out that chickens can not be house broken! The costs quickly start becoming more and more, then chickens are "sent to the farm". Other people think about chickens but think they don't have the space, worry about regulations, or just don't know what they need. Do you build or buy a coop? Do you buy peeps? How do you raise an egg laying hen if you buy a peep? Did someone tell you about a heat lamp? It can all be overwhelming and we take the guess work out of all of the questions by offering a portable coop, the food & supplies, and the egg laying hens!
Why "Rent The Chicken"? We provide all of the supplies you need with the rental: portable chicken coop, two or four egg laying hens, enough food for the length of your rental (optional non-GMO or Organic feed available), food & water dishes as well as instructions on how to keep your chickens happy! Within two days of the arrival, your chickens will lay eggs ready to use! These eggs have 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fats, and 2 times more omega 3 fatty acids than store bought eggs. Your Rent The Chickens should lay 8-14 or 16-28 eggs per week depending on your Rental Package. You will know exactly what your chickens eat!
How does it work? We schedule a date to bring to your home a portable coop, two or four chickens that are already laying eggs, and the supplies needed for your rental period. Chickens produce the most eggs from May until November. Towards the end of the Rental Period, if you realize that you were born to raise backyard chickens, adopting the chickens and all of their supplies is an option! Otherwise, we will schedule a date in November to stop by and pick up the rented chickens, coop and supplies. Starting in November we shelter them and protect them from old man winter. As soon as spring/summer comes back around, we schedule a time to bring your chickens back to you and provide you with another season of rental.
I just found out about you and it's fall, can I still rent? All of our chickens have been rented for the 2014 Rental Period but you can place your deposit for the 2015 Standard Rental Package! Click here for more details.
Why are the Rental Periods typically for the warmer months? Although our coops are made for year round use, our chickens slow their production in the colder months. The Rental Packages from April/May through October/November are the best time to enjoy your Rent The Chickens and their maximum egg production!
I have fallen in love with the chickens, can I adopt them? Yes! In fact, the Adoption fee includes all of their supplies as well!
Where can I buy certified non-GMO chicken feed? Here at Rent The Chicken we offer certified non-GMO feed starting at $35 per 50 pound bag. We can also deliver that feed within our service area for a small delivery fee. Call us to find out more!
What is Hatch The Chicken? We are now offering a five week hatch rental service for families and schools to see the progression of egg to chick without the commitment. Click here for more information!