For those who just dip their toes in to the world of urban farming before taking the plunge, it's now possible to rent a chicken in the city. Catering to major cities in North America, Rent the Chicken promises "farm fresh eggs without the commitment."
Since renting a chicken requires a coop, food, water and more, Rent the Chicken is happy to supply aspiring farmers with everything they need to get going. There are different packages available for months at a time, suited to people who are looking for varied levels of chicken care. For the ambitious, there are even options that will let you experience hatching and raising baby chicks.
Depending on which package is chosen, with proper care, chicken renters can expect anywhere from eight to 28 eggs per week. This is the epitome of eating local and knowing exactly where your food is coming from—your own backyard.