Any tips on making your kids accountable for feeding & watering, etc? Told my kids if they do they work then they can have the $$$ for egg & chick sales. Most days it takes LOTS of reminders & me checking pens 3 or more times to remind them of other things that were not done. I can do all chicken chores in 1 hour, if you add am &pm. We have 75+ birds & right now 4 pens. My girls are 11 & 13. We have tried them each being responsible for their own pens, half way worked for the 11 yr old. Didn't work @ all for the 13. These are kids that have worked their whole lives. Had a HUGE newspaper route (over $1000 a month take home) that mom & dad helped them with. We have 6 rental properties so they have always helped with clean outs & repairs. Work isnt something new. They wanted the birds & the $$$$. When we moved they had to give up the paper route & wanted to still have a good amount of $$$ each month (1 girl spends the other saves). They are having a hard time doing the work. Feel like DH & I are working harder than them! Any thoughts? And no I don't think I am asking too much of them, it is just like if they had a dog in town, would take an hour a day to feed, walk, brush, scoop poop. Plus they wouldn't be getting income for the dog!