We'll be gone for 2 weeks over Christmas and our next-door neighbor is going to watch our 6 hens. Let them out in the morning, feed/water, close up the coop at night. Probably a total of 10 minutes of work a day, if you go slow. What's the ballpark of what to pay for something like this? I keep thinking the overall number I'm coming up with is too high, but when I break it down to how much they get paid each morning/evening, it seems like so little! Help! *note: this could be our neighbor's teenage daughter, who we pay $7/hr to babysit (occasionally, not a regular). I don't think she's too excited about it, though, so most likely it will be her dad, who is the quintessential perfect neighbor, always offering tools and blowing leaves off our driveway for us and such. He's an animal guy, and has had ducks and rabbits and things over the years. He's taken care of the chickens for us overnight a couple times, but nothing like this. It feels a bit awkward to pay him, since that's not our typical relationship, but I also don't want him to feel taken for granted, and it IS work. Besides keeping the eggs, would you do cash or a gift certificate or...?