Chickens & Hens
I initially check that they are ok by looking at each of them all over. I put their pellets & corn out, change their waters & check for any eggs. I keep a note of when the eggs are laid for you, so they are in order of old to new. I clean out the toilet/soiled areas & ensure their coop is secure from predators. As they are outdoors I can either just have side gate keys (as long as there is an outdoor tap & their food is kept secure in an outhouse) or I can carry out the tasks listed in the “around your home” section (more on that here).
Indoor or outdoor, I feed them, check the temperature is correct & check that they all look ok. I complete the tasks in the “about your home” section (more on that here).
The Pets I Care For
Around your home
For all different types of pets I ensure your home is secure & carry out the following for you:
- I draw curtains, switch lights on/off & move post/junk mail out of sight.
- I’m very careful ensuring all doors are locked & alarms are set.
- I wheel bin/s out & back again.
- I water any plants – both indoor & outdoor.
These small things really do help in making your home appear lived in. I’ve had a client where I found a puddle of water on the kitchen floor. I found there was a leak under the sink & as I was able to fix it she was very grateful. Little things like this are peace of mind for you whilst you are away.