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Hello BYC!  My family along with our 5 chickens recently moved just north of Seattle to Shoreline, WA.  We have a trip planned for Christmas time, and was wondering if any of you knew a good way to search for local chicken sitters?  The girls won't need much, just a few checks to make sure that they have food and water and that everyone looks healthy.  They don't need to be let in and out as their coop doesn't have a door to the run area.  Any ideas would be so welcome!  Thanks!

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Welcome to BYC!

 

Can be pretty tough to find a good one.....might want to try in the Washington Chat Thread

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Hello BYC!  My family along with our 5 chickens recently moved just north of Seattle to Shoreline, WA.  We have a trip planned for Christmas time, and was wondering if any of you knew a good way to search for local chicken sitters?  The girls won't need much, just a few checks to make sure that they have food and water and that everyone looks healthy.  They don't need to be let in and out as their coop doesn't have a door to the run area.  Any ideas would be so welcome!  Thanks!
Hi! If you're on FB, there's probably a local page for Shoreline where you could try asking for referrals. There's one for my local town where people post about finding lost animals, looking for a hair salon, etc.

I've used Rover.com for my petsitting needs and found a great dogsitter there. Seems like there might be a need for something similar for backyard chickens. 😉

Good luck!

Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

unabashed logophile | mad zymurgist | compulsive philomath | pro-Oxford comma

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