How about raising backyard chickens?

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – If you`ve ever wondered whether backyard chickens might be for you, now there is an easy way to get your feet wet: Chicken rental.
Seth and Maria Jansen of Florissant have started a business called "The Easy Chicken" which rents chickens to people too chicken make a commitment.
"Most of our business is rental right away--- and about half of those end up keeping either the hens and doing their own thing or keeping the whole coop and caboodle,' said Maria Jansen.

The Gazzola family in South St. Louis is one of their customers.

'We've already had a dozen eggs,' said Jessica Gazzola. 'It is really nice having a pet that gives you something back.'

For more information on renting chickens click on TheEasyChicken.com.