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Rent a Chicken business is thriving

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gallusdomesticus, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is from today's Washington Post. This guy runs a business renting hens and coops to people. Pretty ingenious!

    http://tinyurl.com/norcndo
     
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  2. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were considering
    Rent a cock
    And people can bring their hens to be breed with my cockerel, he's only seven weeks at the moment
    Its a future business plan!

    And
    How do you like you eggs
    A business incubating eggs for people

    Move over Alan sugar( have you heard of him in U.S.?) maybe richard Branson would be a better example
     
  3. Foghorn Cogburn

    Foghorn Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THAT is AWESOME!
     
  4. JAZsMom

    JAZsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We have our 4 girls from them right now! Rented 3 chickens and a coop 4-5 weeks ago to see what we thought...would I be allergic, could I handle their care, would the kids love them and tend to them???? Turns out Im actually NOT allergic to an animal!!! [​IMG]The kids and I love them AND they help tend to them! The eggs are not a bad bonus! Love them so much that we ordered 6 chicks that we're now raising. Soon we have to give up our rent-a-hens and Im super sad. Thinking about keeping 2 of them, Concerned about integrating the docile hens in with our 3-4 week old chicks....

    The little girls have been in their run all day for the past 4 days and the hens free range. Theyve checked them out, but the 2 I want to keep arent too interested...at all....trying to figure this out...
     
  5. JAZsMom

    JAZsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, its a brilliant business plan. They make coops, so you rent the chicks and coops, really in hopes that youll keep them and the coop. Sadly, Ive seen a handful of their hens and coops on craigslist...it was a fun year, but we're over it....but they make a pretty penny...while city/school/suburban folks get to live the chicken life. :)
     
  6. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I recommend not renting out your cock birds, that's asking for serious infection and biosecurity risks.
     
  7. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dam it! What about my husband? I could rent him out :p
    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
     
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  8. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is its biggest selling point, you can see if chicken keeping if for you without the massive outlay and upset if it isn't
    Great idea love it
     
  9. mmanco

    mmanco New Egg

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    Instead of renting, would it be perfect if I sold a coop and chicken ready to lay.How would such work out.
     
  10. Foghorn Cogburn

    Foghorn Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would offer all angles. Rent, Buy, Rent to Own...exhibits, school projects etc... Selling the whole package "as is" seems the best way to avoid liability issues though.

    City Slicker Special:
    2 hens, 1coop w/ waterer & feeder $200
    add a run- add $50



    Put an add on FB, and a couple in some newspapers and watch 'em come a runnin'!!!!! Lol
     
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