Interested in getting farm fresh eggs without the full-time commitment of a chicken coop? A new chicken-renting website may the answer you’re looking for.
RentTheChicken.com, launched by husband and wife team Jenn and Phil Tompkins, from Freeport, Pennsylvania, will deliver two egg-laying hens, a portable coop, food and instructions on how to take care of the animals.
Phil, who raises the hens himself before sending them off, told ABC News: ‘Most people are hesitant to get into chickens because they don’t know what to expect or where to start, so we try to provide an easy avenue for the customer.’
He and his wife raise the hens to between six months and two years old before renting them out, because he says maintaining chicks is much more difficult, especially for a first-time owner.