Fresh eggs are tasty, healthy, and a great source of protein. My hens are raised naturally, which means they slow a bit with the shorter daylight hours of fall and winter. If you’d like to guarantee a weekly egg order in 2018, consider renting a chicken or duck!
A $50 deposit rents a hen for the year. The deposit covers chick purchase, feed, bedding/housing, and treats (fresh greens and mealworms) during their first 12 weeks of life. In return you get $1 off your weekly egg order for the calendar year (eg. $3/dozen instead of $4).*
Chicks will be purchased in early February and begin laying consistently in late July. I purchase breeds that start laying earlier than most and naturally lay a higher annual volume of eggs. I currently have Gold Comets and Silver-Laced Wyandottes hens – both breeds lay brown shelled eggs. I will add similar breeds to my flock to ensure your weekly dozen, plus add some specialized hens to add colors like pink, green, and blue to your egg carton! Eggs are Large to Jumbo in size; samples available on request.
A $75 deposit rents a duck for the year. The deposit covers duck purchase, feed, bedding/housing, and treats (fresh greens and mealworms) during their first 16 weeks of life. In return you get $2 off your weekly dozen eggs for the calendar year (eg. $6/dozen instead of $8).*
My ducks are Welsh Harlequins and lay Jumbo white eggs.
How It Works
The Rent-A-Chicken (or Duck!) offer ends January 31,2018. Egg clients also get first look at Six Chicks Urban Farm produce. Fill out the form below to reserve your chick. Payment accepted via cash, PayPal, or Square Reader. Renters are welcome to visit their chick – and yes, you can name your girl. Please contact me in advance to schedule. It’s a great opportunity for children to learn where food comes from and for adults to experience a working urban farm. Current delivery schedule is as follows: my church on Sunday, Raytown area on Monday, Basehor/Overland Park area on Wednesdays.
*Existing weekly clients can opt to begin using their their benefit immediately. Benefit for new and existing clients ends when rental amount is reached.