Holiday care for chickens- how much do you pay?

spider

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3 chickens for a week. Feed, water and clean/move coop if necessary. How much would a teenager expect?
 

Clodagh

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Is the teenager coming to your house or are they going to his/hers? If coming to yours how far are they travelling?
 

spider

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They are coming to my house. They live at end of the road. I can arrange things so that they only have to call in once a day. Do you think they would be happy with £50?
 

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I think £5 a day is fair, and I personally wouldn't pay any less. Doing someone else's animals always takes longer than your own and it is a responsibility - they have to be there for the whole week. It can seem like a lot for jobs that should only take 15min, but given the responsibility I think it's fair.
 

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I pay £5 a day for a lady to come to house each day and feed/clean/water/play with 2 guinea pigs when we go on holiday
 

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A lot depends on whether you are likely to want the teenager to do them again and whether you have difficulty finding people to do your chickens. I always err on the generous side when paying people to do my animals on the basis that they should be keen to work for me again.
 

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Thank you. Maybe i'll do £5 a day then. Not having current experience of teenagers, I didn't know if that would be an insult!
 
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