Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our hen rental service.
After eight successful years, we have decided to end our hen rental service. It has been a difficult and bittersweet decision. We have provided hundreds of Connecticut families with the experience of having backyard hens, and many became hen owners, which makes us proud.
If you wish to rent hens for the 2023 season, please contact Homestead Ida and Farmer Joe of Rent the Chicken, or call 844 310 8782, tell them we sent you and give code CT23HEN.
Feel free to reach out with any questions and remember we will continue to sell our used triangular coops and custom coops. (See custom coop page.)
We wish you the best. Thank you for many wonderful years.
John, Marisa and all the hens you took wonderful care of.
At CT Rent-A-Hen we facilitate our customers in the experience of enjoying egg laying hens at their residence with low cost and easy maintenance. Our hens not only provide wonderful eggs, but are excellent domesticated pets. We empower families to have more direct control of a healthy food source, and a valued learning experience for children within an eco-friendly environment.
Our visit with Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, Channel 3, Better Connecticut.Thanks Scot and Kara, we had a great time!
We started raising our own chickens fourteen years ago and found them to be very low maintenance, stress relievers and entertaining. They are full of personality and provide the added benefit of fresh eggs every day.
We provide everything needed which includes, coop, three hens, 50lbs of egg layer crumbles, water and feed containers, bedding, delivery and unlimited support. You can rely on us to assist you every step of the way.
All rental packages include:
- One portable chicken coop
- Delivery, set up and removal of coop
- Three hens
- Feed & Bedding for first month
- Water and feed containers
- Healthy Hen Kit
- Instructions on how to keep chickens safe, happy & thriving
Looking for a unique and wonderful gift idea!
Give your friends and family the gift that keeps on giving....
egg laying hens!
Gift Certificates available for rental packages - see pricing page
On Channel 8 CT Style, watch video and see Henny Penny's debut!
**We build custom coops!
Visit our coop design page for our newest year round coops.
The all season coops can comfortably accommodate from 4-10 hens.
We can make any size coop to suit your needs and to house additional hens.
Our used triangular rental coops are for sale $600. Can accommodate 3-4 hens.
Our Triangular coop is efficient, safe and portable. The coop includes a self enclosed run that provides safety from daytime predators, and an upper roosting and nesting area that ensures safety from nocturnal predators. This design provides easy access to the nest boxes where eggs will be collected daily and allows for easy maintenance.
Town Ordinances: All towns have specific laws and ordinances regarding the keeping of poultry . If your town does require a permit or license to house chickens on your property, you must comply with your town's laws and ordinances. Town specific information can usually be found on the towns website or by calling your town hall.
Rental Agreement: A person 18 or older must be at home to accept delivery and sign the rental agreement. We will set up your coop, introduce you to your hens, and give you a brief training session on how to care for your hens.