FORD – The adoption of kittens and puppies has reportedly increased by a significant margin during pandemic lockdowns. Though, chickens have apparently, the newest comfort animal after the pandemic began.

Pennsylvania-based Rent The Chicken is America’s largest chicken rental company, and it now has a satellite location in Ford, Washington which is 37 miles northwest of Spokane.

Owned by Phil and Jenn Tompkins, Rent The Chicken supplies hens to 26 U.S. states. The Tompkins family says they saw a 30 percent increase in hen rentals during the pandemic.

Last year, a Rent The Chicken homestead started by a Ford woman

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