BYC chicken sitter exchange

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by urbanhomesteader, May 30, 2007.

  1. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    edbama2's thread on vacations got me thinking we should start a chicken sitting exchange.
    If BYCers from the same area created a network of possible pet sitters than it would make it easier for people to go out of town for vacations or just weekend trips. It would be especially helpful for people like me with no family and friends who don't see chickens as pets and may not give them the proper care.

    I live in Orange county,CA and work part time. I would be more than happy to help any local BYCers while they were out of town.

    Does anyone else think this might be a good idea?
    Last edited: May 30, 2007
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    I love the idea!! [​IMG] I an in central IL 20 minutes from Champaign and 20 minutes from Charleston too. [​IMG] so just call me the middle lady.
  3. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    We can all fly to the other side of the US to take care of our chickens![​IMG]
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Sure, if you also want to feed horses and dogs! [​IMG]
    Seriously though... that is a good idea, especially for people who live close to one another. I think us So Cal people are a little far apart. Actually, I'm not far from you, Urbanhomesteader, but the 91 makes it seem like an eternity.... [​IMG]
  5. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    Great idea! I'm just south of Fort Wayne IN and would be willing to help out any poultry keeper in my area who needs some time away from home!
  6. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    That's a wonderful idea!!

    I'm in Wrightsville, PA. About 45 mins from Harrisburg and I'm right between York and Lancaster. I pet sit for people now... so helping out BYCers will be no prob! [​IMG]

    We do travel... A LOT... so if anyone around me would be willing to take care of my chickens, horse, 3 dogs and 2 cats... That'd be a GRAND thing... haha...
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Now this is an idea worth mulling over. I'm in central Illinois in the town of Galesburg. About 45 min. from the Quad Cities and about 35-40 from Peoria. Interstate 74 is the major interstate to access my town. Let me know if I can help anyone out that is within reasonable driving distance. I work full time with 3 kids, lots of chickens and a slew of other animals. Always willing to help someone out....especially a fellow chicken lover!
  8. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    I'd love to get involved in this too. I live in Pa about 50 north west of Philly. I'd love to help someone out that is with-in a reasonable range of me. I also have a girl that sits for me while I'm out of town and she too may be interested.

    We almost need to have some type of wright up. That way we don't have to spend hours reading through this thread looking for someone. I can see it getting rather large. Mabey some kind of list, that goes per state and city location that your closest too.
  9. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    We'll have to set something up at our June 16 Chickenstock!!! What a great idea and just in time!!!

  10. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    s.w. kansas
    that's a great idea, my husband and i have been married for almost 2 years and haven't been on a honey moon yet due to all our animals.........(as of monday) we will only have 2 horses not 8, 3 dog's, 12 cat's, and 18 chicks, i'm up for that if any one is in the s.w kansas area

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