Chicken Rental Adds New Revenue | Poultry Industry News

Steve and Lisa Stevenson market their chicken rental business at events such as Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York. Rental coops such as this help make chicken rental a turnkey operation. The rental includes a coop, birds, food and equipment. Perhaps you rent out some of your farmland, but have you considered renting out chickens? Along the same lines of farm stays, renting out chickens appeals to the desire of non-farmers to get in touch with their rural roots. It also taps into the trend farm-to-table and knowing one’s food source. For farmers, renting chickens can become a profitable revenue stream that also promotes agriculture. In 2013, Phil Tompkins and wife, Jenn, co-founded Rent The Chicken at their home in Freeport, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. They had seen renting out chickens listed as a “crazy business idea” online, Phil Tompkins said. Though that firm has since folded, at the time, Phil Tompkins realized that it could provide a means of income, since they already had six chickens. Steve and Lisa Stevenson market their chicken rental business at events such as Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York. He proposed the idea to h...

Alexander Mashinsky on killing the banks with cryptocurrency: Part 1

“We pay 7% to 10% interest. You can take your dollars or euros, you convert them into stablecoins like Paxos or USDC, deposit the coins in the Celsius app, I lend them out. I make 9% to 12%, I give you 80% of what I make back,” Alex Mashinsky explains. “I cannot do it with dollars. For that I need a banking licence. But with stablecoins I can pay you up to 10% anywhere in the world and not have a banking license. This app is helping the depositor, not the bank.” Alex Mashinsky is the founder of Celsius Network, a crypto lending platform, and his pitch is ringing alarm bells. Just hand over your money, and you’ll get even more back – promise. You’ll get a sizable amount back too, in the ballpark of an overly-generous 7% per annum. It seems a little too good to be true next to the 1-3% range typical of savings accounts, and as the old scam warning goes, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. “It really all has to do with who you look to as your reference,” he argues. “If your reference is the bank, and they’re giving 1% then we look crazy. We look like we’re cheating, like we have a scam. How can they do 7...