If you’re going away on holiday you’ll need a Chicken Sitter!
It’s not just about the collection of eggs as many sitters might think. If you are away for a week or longer, some cleaning will probably be necessary.
Spend some time showing the chicken sitter how you normally do things. As summer is the most likely time for red mite to strike, use plenty of mite powder in the coop and bedding; you don’t want to return to an infestation!
Do a weather check for the period you’re away – do you need to move the coop to a shadier spot?
There’s a lot to think about, so below you’ll find a handy, downloadable checklist that you can leave for your sitter.
You can leave specific instructions about feed quantities, timings and mix separately.