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Couple cash in on the live chicken rental craze


August 29, 2018

FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) — It's "Rent The Chicken," not "Rent-A-Chicken."

Local entrepreneurs Phil and Jenn Tompkins stress the distinction because their South Buffalo Township-based business, Rent The Chicken, in their assessment, is on top of the pecking order of live chicken rental businesses, which includes Michigan-based competitor Rent-A-Chicken.

Rent The Chicken continues to add customers after the Tompkins hatched the business five years ago for supplemental income promoting a shared value of the couple: Homesteading — producing yard-to-the-table fresh food.

The success of the busines...

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