Went on vacation, we have the perfect chicken sitter!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jtbrown, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    We went to Disney last week and had a blast. I was worried about our little assortment of scaled, feathered and furry friends, we have a lot of animals. So, we found this lady through the local feed store and it worked out wonderful. She is older but does care for others' animalls often as a side job. But never chickens.

    She was nervous, came to the house 3 times before we left to get to know them. We told her to keep the eggs while we were gone -- 34 chickens can produce lots of eggs! She had a blast and our Animals were very well taken care of, just thought I would share very possible to teach someone to help out if needed. I think she fell in love with our girls! She was amazed when she collected eggs and found warm ones, talked about "the gift of eggs from the chickens". I loved knowing she enjoyed the girls like I do. We were very fortunate!
  2. STLchicken-chick

    STLchicken-chick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    That's great! Nothing worse than coming back from a vacation to find animals not taken care of. We just got our girls this year and I've been wondering what we would do if/when we go out of town so that's great to hear [​IMG]
  3. Sounds like you may have kintroduced a new 'chicken lover' to the trade. Better watch it now......

    that's so great you found someone like her. I wish i could find someone to sit for me so that i could take a vacation.
  4. Meadowland

    Meadowland Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2011
    I'm going to bet she gets her own by next Spring. Really smart, if you think about it, to teach a retiree to be your backup person and maybe gift them a dozen or so once a month even when you don't need them as a backup. Ya....very very smart. Thanks for cluing me in to this tip.

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