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Chicken sitting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cfreidma, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. cfreidma

    cfreidma New Egg

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    I have a small coop with 3 hens. I'm going to Italy in April (hopefully).
    Anyone have any ideas on how to find a chicken sitter?
    I'm participating in a chicken coop tour next month so hope to network then with other chicken keepers.
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your chicken tour is an excellent place to start!
     
  3. minnie1

    minnie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    ask a dog sitter if they would sit your chickens for you, some do branch out into other animal sitting not just dogs and cats. That might start some new well appriciated business,especially with people hurting for money. I had my mother in law watch mine for a week. Shes a good woman.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Teenagers in high school make good slaves.
    Call your local hs and ask them to recommend one who's looking for a job.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  5. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to a feed store or tack store and put up an ad for some FFA or 4-H kids. They're usually pretty good.

    Mary
     
  6. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or maybe find a snarky old neighbor guy who would volunteer his wife to do take care of things...
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  7. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about the next door neighbor? They can collect the eggs for themselves while you are gone, as payment. Or even here..maybe another BYC'er lives near you?
     
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Or maybe find a snarky old neighbor guy who would volunteer his wife to do take care of things...
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    I think someone's on to you, joebryant.
     

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