Business Overview

Chicken rental is a new business which looks to give non-farmers a foray into farming. The chickens will produce eggs for the consumer and the business owner makes sure the chickens are sent with all the necessary supplies to keep them healthy and safe.

Who is this business right for?

Individuals or families who have farming experience will find this business rewarding and profitable. Those with knowledge about how to raise and care for chickens will be at a particular advantage. Since you will need to host many chickens and store equipment for setting up coops at your customers' homes, you will need to have a decent amount of land available.

What happens during a typical day at a chicken renting service?

This is a seasonal business, so demand for chicken rentals will fluctuate throughout the year. This will also depend on your local climate.

In the fall:

  • Collecting chickens and supplies for winter storage
  • Re-stocking supplies for winter care of chickens
  • Contacting customers who decide to keep chickens through the winter to give details about cold weather care techniques

In the spring:

  • Replying to customer requests for chicken rentals
  • Delivering birds and supplies to customers
  • Incubating, hatching, and rearing chicks to egg-laying adults
  • Contacting supply vendors for re-stocks of customer supplies

What is the target market?

Customers who desire more control over the quality of food they eat or who are of the more adventurous type will be ideal for chicken rentals. Additionally, many families explore chicken renting as a food source and as a teaching/learning opportunity for themselves and their children. The temporary nature of chicken renting is also appealing to those who might not want to commit to the long term care of chickens.

How does a chicken renting service make money?

Chicken rental businesses creates revenue from the customers paying to keep rental chickens in their backyards. Your business can also rent out coops for an additional fee.

What is the growth potential for a chicken renting service?

Renting chickens is a fairly new idea, but is quickly gaining traction and appeal. Customers who want more control over the quality of eggs they eat and have a desire to try farming on a small scale will be interested in the business/rentals.