Many visitors to Winterpast Farm are familiar with Farmer Mary’s RENT-A-RABBIT program. She also rents guinea pigs, baby chicks, ducklings (seasonal), a piglet…
A week gives most families a chance to see if this particular animal is a good fit for them and some families rent just for fun.

Farmer Mary recently came across a company that will rent you chickens for two weeks to try them out for a while. Here is information from the company:

Rent A Chicken Experience program is the perfect solution! You’ll get to try out ownership, but without the commitment and at a fraction of the cost! The program is simple, and works like this:

For a fee of $125 (plus refundable $50 security deposit), for a period of two weeks, we will place at your home our chicken tractor, two of our award-winning Heritage Breed laying hens, bedding material, feeder and waterer, enough of our locally sourced all natural feed to last, a short instructional/Q&A session, and an FAQ handout. You’ll enjoy daily fresh eggs (usually one per hen per day), and experience for yourself how easy these birds are to care for. After two weeks, we will come back and remove the entire operation.

We advertise this “instant” setup for sale without the rental for $400. Should you want to purchase the setup at your home at the end of the rental period, we would offer it to you for $350. You can keep the hens you rented if you choose, or we can provide you with another pair of hens of most common breeds. We can also recommend and supply you with coops, hens, and accessories should you want to set up a larger flock.

We are located between Garner and Clayton, not far from I-40 Exit 306. Due to gas prices, a delivery fee of $25 may be added if you are more than about 25 miles from us.

Find out if a backyard flock is right for your family with The Triangle’s ORIGINAL Rent A Chicken!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 919-88O-2923.


Try it and let Farmer Mary know how it goes!


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