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how much would you pay a "chicken-sitter"?

post #1 of 6
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We are going to be gone for a week, and our 13yo neighbor will come over daily to feed & water the chickens, collect eggs, and feed & water the dog & cat. What do you think would be a fair rate to pay her? She usually comes over to play with my kids as a mother's helper, and I pay her $5/hr for that.

post #2 of 6

10 bucks a day is what I would do since it shouldn't take her long unless you have lots of chickens.

post #3 of 6

I do this for a friend who lives about 1/2 mile up the street when she travels. She pays me in eggs. I feed and water about a dozen chickens and take care of the cats, and take home roughly a dozen eggs a day. Works for me!

post #4 of 6

I'd say $50 for the whole week.

post #5 of 6

i would also go with $50 for the week.

for a kid that age, that much money feels like so much!

post #6 of 6
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All right, $50 it is, that sounds like a good idea to me. I'm sure it will feel like a lot to her! We do have a lot of chickens (~50) but they free-range in a large secure pasture so I'm not asking her to shovel the coop or anything and food & water is pretty simple. Thanks for the comments!

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