Phil and Jenn Thompkins of Freeport said they were giving folks who like the idea of farm-fresh eggs an opportunity to see if they were up to the task keeping hens before taking the plunge.
"I think it's something a lot of people are into," Mr. Thompkins told the Indiana (Pa.) Gazette. "We've actually had a lot of positive feedback."
"It really is a trial period for someone who wants to have chickens long term," he added. "A lot of people don't know where to start."
For $350, customers get two laying hens along with feed, a water dish and a chicken coop on wheels they can use from May until November. They estimate the rental chickens will turn out 8-11 eggs a week.
Customers can renew their rental in the spring or buy the birds and their supplies outright.
Aaron Carter is still in love with Hilary Duff
Ray Liotta sues skin care company over use of likeness