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What does this mean for your order? Well, there can be a delay. That being said, a herculean effort is made to supply chooks for birthday and special occasions orders, even at late notice. Ask, and I’ll soon tell you if it can be done.
With the early blast of spring weather we got a big rush on coop orders and have sold out. This means that until I can catch up on outstanding orders I cannot take any new orders for coops (EcoCoop packages or Midi Coops).
I am still selling hens (by the dozen!), feed and other items but cannot provide you with a coop until further notice. Please accept my apologies.
The "lovely" asbestos shed that Rentachook operated out of has been sold and will be residential units this time next year. Currently, the business is being run from my house in Denistone (near West Ryde Station) and from a self storage facility on Victoria Road in Gladesville. A less than ideal situation I will admit.
This means that we will no longer be able to run a shopfront from the workshop as we used to. Bacically it is now 'by appointment only' business however, I will still be available for you to come and pickup feed, chooks, coops and other poultry accoutrements on most Fridays (11am to 5pm) but you will need to call me to arrange where and when to meet as I will be doing deliveries on Fridays as well.
To ensure the health and wellbeing of the chooks that I sell, I only go and get enough chooks to fill orders and don't keep larger numbers of chooks for sale in stock. This means that, if you need chooks only (as you have a coop) or want replacement chooks, it is best if you order them in advance as I go out west once a fortnight on average.
For existing feed customers, special arrangements are in place for feed collection anytime. Please can you contact me me requesting details and I will send them to you.
Occasionally I am hard to get hold of, and unable to respond to phone calls or answer emails for a few days. I know this sounds unprofessional, but I have a day job Monday to Wednesday working as an environmental consultant/adviser and started Rentachook as a hobby. Please do not call me on Mon to Wed unless it is urgent, even then I'm likely to take a number and call you back. Sorry, but it is the reality of having two jobs.
I also have three small boys (my Bubbas - Hamish 7yo, Alexander (XuXu) 6yo and Edward (Ted Bear) 5yo (as at December 2012)) Yes, it was 3 boys in 3 years! I love the Bubbas dearly and they can be demanding of my time.
Because I work at my day job in the city on Monday to Wednesday, Rentachook is closed on these days. This leaves Thursday and Friday as the best days to call me.
I am available from 11am to 5:00pm on most Fridays. There will be some weeks when I am unavailable but these should be posted on this page.
Note: I am unavailable on 26-28 September 2013.
Please Note: Sunday is Family Day in the Ingham household and please do not call on a Sunday. Working two jobs, you will understand that Sunday is downtime.
We mostly do deliveries of coops and chooks on Thursdays, Fridays and some evenings etc. There are times when there can be a delay in getting deliveries done. So, if you have access to a suitable vehicle, please save time and money by picking up from us in Ryde. For coop orders, if you cannot make it during the hours listed, I can meet you at other times, just ask and we will make something work.
Please try to use the shopping cart, it is technology and it occasionally chucks a wobbly. If it doesn’t work for you, email or call.
Please complete the contact-us form at the top right of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact number with all emails as I often call back rather than type (one finger at a time). I'm afraid at times when Rentachook is busy there can be a delay in me replying to emails and contact-us forms as email is not my strongest point.
To explain, I get 80 - 100 emails a week and I can reply to most of these in a good week. I never seem to be able to get through all of the inquiries, meaning that some emails go unanswered each week. If you don't get a reply, don't be despondent, give it another go. Be a squeaky wheel, you will get oiled eventually!If your inquiry is urgent please email me at email@example.com and put the word urgent in the title.
0409 CHOOK1 (0409 246 651) Thursday and Friday.
Currently, the business is being run from:
We accept cash, cheque, direct deposit. I have ditched my EFTPOS facility as I was sick of the amounts I gave to the bank each month for it. I either had to swallow the charge or pass it on, I chose option 3.
Don't be dismayed if I’m hard to track down, I'll happily answer any chook question you may have. Also, if I seem a little disorganised, that's because I am!