BRIGHTON, Colo. — If you didn’t know it was happening in a barnyard, you might get the wrong idea here. A retired couple – making extra money – by renting out girls, to total strangers, on Craigslist?
I have a flock of about 45 that are my girls,” Jann Symons said. “We want to make sure they’re a good match for our girls, and our girls are a good match for them.”
They’re chicks, providing companionship – and even breakfast the next day.
This is Rent-A-Chicken, the Front Range’s newest franchise.
“You can’t not laugh when you hear ‘rent a chicken,’” said Jim Perry, her husband and business partner.
“The response has just been phenomenal. I’m ecstatic with it,” Symons said.
For $400 a year, you get a pre-fab home for your feathered friend, and everything else you need.
“We will bring out a coop, two hens laying eggs, feed, bedding, instructions, whole nine yards, teach them and answer all their questions,” Symons said.
Soon you’ll have a new pet, and about a dozen fresh eggs a week.
“The cool thing about this is, they don’t need to know anything about chickens, zero,” Perry said.
For Perry and Symons, business is booming, with more and more Denverites desiring a taste of country living.
“Every night I’m scrambling trying to call people back and figure out how we can deliver chickens to them,” Symons said.
For information on getting a rental chicken of your own, click here: rent-a-chicken.net