Pet Sitting for Backyard Poultry Growing in Popularity

19 October 2016, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - New survey results have shown that 85 per cent of pet sitters who offer livestock care now offer care for chickens.

The results came from Pet Sitters International’s 2016 State of the Industry Survey, and revealed a sharp increase in chicken sitting, which the organisation put down to the growing popularity of keeping chickens.

In a similar 2014 survey, just 58 per cent of PSI member pet sitters who offer livestock care said they offered care for chickens and barnyard fowl. Twenty-six per cent of sitters currently offer livestock care.

Beth Stultz, PSI’s director of marketing and education, commented: “As the backyard chicken movement continues to spread, we’ll likely see the number of pet sitters offering this service increase even more.”