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.
10 bucks a day is what I would do since it shouldn't take her long unless you have lots of chickens.
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!
I'd say $50 for the whole week.
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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!