Suggetions on the chicken care when gone,
Call your local vet and get a referral to the local critter sitter, many work with critters other than cats and dogs
Figure on 2 visits a day at an approx cost of 12. to 17. a visit. I would never do once a day.
to much can happen in 24 hours.
Call the local county ext office and have them email the chicken group maybe some of the
senior4H'ers would be able to help, you can always offer to pay or make a donation to their club.
Contact the local senior center, many older people have farm experience but can't have their own
cause they now live in senior housing, maybe someone would be thrilled to be back around chickens and
thrilled for the extra cash to supplement their SS or retirement check.
By the way I totally agree with DAFox, best to wait until after a far away or long trip.
Kuddo's to your parents for having you figure out things 'before' getting the chickens.
If the overseas thing is a regular thing and for more than two weeks at a time
I'd suggest you wait a while. Most like you don't want to hear that.
If I were your parents I'd have you volunteer at a local farm or local livestock/farm animals rescue
a min amount of times before I'd let you get chickens, another thing you most likely
don't want to hear
Edited by minpinmama - 4/10/12 at 5:24am