RentACoop's offers an exciting, fun and educational 4 week chicken experience! Whether you're looking for a unique pet with a ton of personality, want to educate your children about where food comes from and the responsibilities of caring for a pet or are just excited to have the freshest organic eggs available to you every morning, Rent-A-Coop is the way to go!
What is Included in our RentACoop Program?
- A strong, durable chicken coop that was designed, built and painted by us and is 100% predator proof.
- 2 hens that are of laying age (at least 5 months old)- each lay an average of an egg a day
- Enough organic chicken feed and bedding (pine shavings) to last your entire rental period
- Recycled Feed and Water Bowls
- 24 Chicken Hotline where you can call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns that you may have
- Informational Chicken Care Pamphlet
Why Rent a Coop?
Although we also sell our coops, many people feel that they are not quite ready for the plunge. Renting is preferable for those who want to try out the set up before they buy, or travel too often to have their own chickens year-round. Many of our customers have been so pleased with their experience that they've decided to make this a yearly tradition. If you decide to buy the coop right away, we do have strong, durable coops that were designed, hand built and painted by us!
Once You Fill Out the Reservation Form, What Happens Next?
Once you have decided that sweet animals, organic eggs and an easy intro to chickens is right for you, your next step is to fill out the reservation form. After that, we will send you 2 pamphlets that will inform you of steps to take for a successful and worry-free 4 weeks with your chickens. Soon after reading about caring for your new pet, the coop is delivered to your location or picked up by you(fits in most minivans) and the fun begins!
How Do I get my coop?
We can deliver it for a $1/mile round trip fee- this fee includes delivery and pick up at the end of your rental period. You can also pick it up and drop it back off yourself for FREE!
What Do You need to do for Upkeep?
On top of enjoying the fresh eggs and surprising personalities of your new feathered friends, there are a few things you must do to ensure your hens enjoy their new home: We recommend cleaning and moving the coop once a week (the pine shavings and droppings are great for composting!), filling their feed bowl with Organic Feed when it gets low (every 2-3 days) and giving them fresh water daily. We recommend letting the hens out of the coop for a couple hours each day. While out they will eat all kinds of pests (ticks and bumble bees are their favorites) and fertilize your yard. Each hen will lay an average of 1 egg per day and will usually be laid by noon.
What if you Have any Questions?
Any questions that you have before, during, or after the rental period are always answered within 24 hours by calling or emailing us. Our goal is to make your introduction to chickens as smooth as possible. If you decide to buy the coop after the rental period, that is not your last interaction with us. We will be here for years to come and will continue to be available to answer all of your chicken related questions! Please also visit our Q and A Page to see if we've already answered your questions!