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Rent to chickens? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 26, 2023 12:51 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 26, 2023 12:54 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by WMH [NC]) Jan 26, 2023 1:38 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 26, 2023 1:43 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Scott [IN]) Jan 26, 2023 2:34 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by MikeA [TX]) Jan 26, 2023 3:59 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by S i d [MO]) Jan 26, 2023 4:50 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 26, 2023 8:30 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Scott [IN]) Jan 27, 2023 9:32 AM
       Rent to chickens? (by Hoosier [IN]) Jan 27, 2023 2:00 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 27, 2023 2:01 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 27, 2023 2:55 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Ken [NY]) Jan 27, 2023 3:08 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 30, 2023 9:25 PM
       Rent to chickens? (by zero [IN]) Feb 1, 2023 5:59 AM

Rent to chickens? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 12:51 PM

Scott's reply to my RENT THE post got me thinking...

I LOVE the extra income from renting to pets so how much deposit and rent would you charge to allow chickens?

What policies should be put in place?

What management issues might arise?


Rent to chickens? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 12:54 PM

My standard animal fees are $150 Non-Refundable Animal Registration Fee and $35 per month per animal.


Rent to chickens? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 1:38 PM

We rented a couple from Colorado once, very earth-mothery type. They had LOTS of chickens. No issues except the poop, which during tenancy they used in their raised garden boxes.

When they moved I required that they get under the house (which was elevated and served as the coop) and clean it all out. They did.

But they also taught me not to allow planted stuff. Next person never used the elevated planters at all and they eventually fell into disrepair and we had to deal with them.

Now all plantings must be in "pots that must be removed at end of tenancy." Nothing in-ground or built-in.

We didn't charge for the chickens. Not sure how we would have done that!

Rent to chickens? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 1:43 PM

In California, if the chickens go on strike and refuse to lay eggs, not paying their rent, they can't be evicted for that under the protections act.

Rent to chickens? (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 2:34 PM

Brad, $35 per month is too much for chickens. $5 each and a hefty deposit increase would be reasonable.

For future turnovers, I'm thinking of promoting myself as a "pet and chicken friendly housing provider"

Rent to chickens? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 3:59 PM

Rather than pet rent why not offer to rent them a chicken coop. A quick interweb search looks like you can get a descent coop kit with fenced area for the cost of a nice washing machine. I see the spiel now.

For an extra $75 a month you too can be egg gnostic. Don't buy those high priced unhealthy eggs at the store, raise your own organic eggs. For that amazing price we will deliver and set up a chicken coup and cover the pet fees. All you have to do is get the chickens that lay the golden eggs.

Rent to chickens? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 4:50 PM

From having known someone who raised chickens in her backyard... you need a HEFTY fee. They poop like crazy...everywhere. And they will tear up your yard. You'll likely need to reseed the area, and if they aren't diligent with the clean up, the toil may need to sit for a season to recover from... ahem...over-fertilization!

Charge a dozen eggs per month. At the rate they are today, you'll be a multi-millionaire! --184.4.xx.xx

Rent to chickens? (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2023 8:30 PM

Chickens and their feed draw rats, fox and least they did whe we had them, ducks and geese years when growing 3

Rent to chickens? (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2023 9:32 AM

Forget what I said about $5 per chicken. After reading other opinions I changed my mind. Just granting tenants permission to have chickens would add $35 to monthly rent. Providing a coop, add $40 more. And don't forget that HEFTY security deposit, which can be tied to the maximum number of chickens allowed. Maybe $100-$150 extra SD per chicken?

Next I'm gonna start formulating a similar plan for bees.

Rent to chickens? (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2023 2:00 PM

I draw the line at chickens. I did rent to a lady that had two of those "pet" rabbits and allowed her to keep them...charged her $95/rabbit for a registration fee and then $20/month/rabbit. I wrote an addendum that they had to be kept in a coupe approved by us...which she bought and showed to me before moving was nice and proper. No problems resulted. I think they were called "lop ear" rabbits or something like that...special tame rabbits for pets...not wild rabbits. I actually held one of them.

Rent to chickens? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2023 2:01 PM

Mike A's response gave me a laugh! --96.245.xx.xx

Rent to chickens? (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2023 2:55 PM

Just out of curiosity….. do any of you live next to people with chickens? It is maddening. Eventually they will get a rooster , which will ruin everybody’s life, and act like you are the crazy one when it causes you to day drink. Next, your dogs will go on 24/7 chicken watch and completely drive you over the edge. At that point why stop at chickens? Bring in the cows ….. --68.191.xx.xx

Rent to chickens? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2023 3:08 PM

Rentsdue,I grew up on a farm so i am used to chickens,chickens you would barely even know are there,roosters are noisy but i like the noise,i am still out in the country and hear a couple roosters regularly when it is warm enough to be outside regularly but i do understand about why let them in the city.A nearby city there is a guy with a pig in the village and the village is taking him to court,he claims it is an emotional support pig so this will be interesting,low end kind of village and the low lifes are all upset that the village is harrassing him --74.77.xx.xx

Rent to chickens? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2023 9:25 PM

My neighbor has chickens - and indeed that rooster they have will try and make sure you know its is boss. IT came running at my riding mowing late last fall. It realized that my mower was going to back down.

It has in the past though went after my leg. Luckily I had pants on so its claws only got ahold of cloth.

Rent to chickens? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 1, 2023 5:59 AM

That would be a dead rooster had it actually made contact with me on my property.

Neighbors brought in chickens and a rooster. He makes a lot of noise, but part of living in the country. The hens keep getting farther from home and were in my yard a couple times. All good until I step in their mess.

Same goes for the other neighbor's dog. Been on my place a few times. Acted a fool and started to growl at me once. I yelled at it. It left so it didn't get lead poisoning.

Keep your stuff on your property and all is good.

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