Vacationing: Chicken Babysitter Checklist

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Leaving your chickens in the care of someone else while you're on vacation can be a daunting task. To ensure that your chickens are well taken care of, it's important to provide your babysitter with a detailed checklist of everything they need to know. Here's a checklist of things to consider when babysitting your chickens:

  1. Feeding: Make sure your babysitter knows how often and how much to feed your chickens. It's also important to provide them with a list of what your chickens can and cannot eat.

  2. Watering: Chickens need access to fresh water at all times. Make sure your babysitter knows how often to check and refill the water containers, and how to clean them if necessary.

  3. Egg collection: If your chickens lay eggs, make sure your babysitter knows how often to check for eggs and where to find them.

  4. Cleaning: Chickens can create a lot of mess, so make sure your babysitter knows how to clean the coop and run. This includes removing droppings, bedding, and replacing it with fresh material.

  5. Health: Provide your babysitter with a list of signs of illness or distress in chickens and instructions on what to do if they notice any signs of illness. Provide them with your veterinarian's contact information in case of emergency.

  6. Security: Make sure your babysitter knows how to secure the coop and run to keep your chickens safe from predators.

  7. Entertainment: Chickens can get bored, so consider leaving some toys or other forms of entertainment for them.

  8. Communication: Make sure your babysitter has your contact information and knows how to reach you in case of an emergency or if they have any questions.

  9. Emergency plan: Provide your babysitter with a clear plan of action in case of emergency such as severe weather, power outages, or other unforeseen events.

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