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post #11 of 18
We live about 30 miles n of baltimore. Recently we just discontinued our rental program. We decided since we are being certified Npip later this year that it was not a good fit, even though most ended up purchasing. But the few that don, t and rturn them well we thought it could be a threat to certs and not knowing what they could bring back to flock. Quarantining them for 30 days just didnt seem feasible any longer.
post #12 of 18
Just saw there is one that has popped-up in CT, called CT Rent-a-Hen: http://www.ctrentahen.com

And saw a small TV clip about it:
http://wtnh.com/2015/03/30/how-to-rent-a-hen/

I don't have chickens yet and was wondering if this is something that would make sense to try or not... Been reading about chickens and how they need to feel safe and that stressful events can affect their egg laying... doesn't getting carted around to different people seem like that would cause issues for the birds?

Thoughts? ...and has anyone here actually tried it?
post #13 of 18

I know this thread is a bit old but want to continue. Just contacted the owner of Rent-a-Chicken and may be joining them here in Northern Virginia to start a rental program. Any feedback would be great! Ideas? I would offer a rent to buy option for people who wanted to keep and a hatch program.

post #14 of 18

@annabellaknits  You could rent roosters to people who want fertile eggs, but don't want to permanently keep a rooster. If you have show-quality roosters of different breeds to choose from, I'm sure some breeders would be interested. If they rent him for a month, he's out two months (rent +  quarantine), then you can find another renter.  You could settle a price per day if they only rent a week or two, and price per week if you rent a month. Say, $2.00 a day, and they feed him, or $12.00 a week, and they feed him? :idunno Just an idea.

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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cheep N Peep View Post

@annabellaknits
  You could rent roosters to people who want fertile eggs, but don't want to permanently keep a rooster. If you have show-quality roosters of different breeds to choose from, I'm sure some breeders would be interested. If they rent him for a month, he's out two months (rent +  quarantine), then you can find another renter.  You could settle a price per day if they only rent a week or two, and price per week if you rent a month. Say, $2.00 a day, and they feed him, or $12.00 a week, and they feed him? idunno.gif Just an idea.
I'm not in the position to have a bunch of Roos either. Plus I'm not into show quality anything. I like the model for this business. As I am a carpenter and chicken owner the two go hand in hand
post #16 of 18

Cool.

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post #17 of 18


Rent a cockerel.....Really?? Come On

post #18 of 18
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Dam it! What about my husband? I could rent him out tongue.png
Do people artificially inseminate hens? I was told that if hens don't like the cockerel they can expel the sperm?
Very clever
Seriously I never thought about my poor cockerel getting ill from being a stud, because you see it with dogs/ cats I thought it was ok for chickens


Trust me,  when this is done by serious breeders of dogs or cats, both parents involved have undergone health checks and tests to lesson the chances of diseases or genetic problems   getting carried or spread.

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