Website Offers Temporary Ownership of Two Hens For Access to Farm Fresh Eggs
SEPTEMBER 05, 2013Margot Peppers, Daily MailWant farm fresh eggs without the full-time commitment of a coop? A new chicken-renting website may be your answer.
RentTheChicken.com, launched by husband and wife duo 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.
Mr Tompkins, who raises the hens himself before sending them off, told ABC News: 'A lot of people are scared 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.Read more: Daily Mail