Suitor and her husband, Mark, loan hens from spring until the warm weather fades, as late as Thanksgiving.
They drop off two hens, a coop and feeding materials for $250. First-time chicken owners are welcome: The Suitors set up the coop and answer questions on chicken raising 101.
"They're so easy to keep I don't understand why everybody wouldn't have chickens," Suitor told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. "You get the payoff every day they lay eggs. It's like a Christmas present every day."