This is where being connected with like minded people in the community becomes a requirement. Here in Portland we are lucky to be an "early adopter" of the idea of keeping backyard chickens. There are so many resources for us to connect with each other, make new friends and help each other out.
|Our recent vacation to the Oregon Coast|
There is one business I have heard about specifically for chicken sitting, Just Us Hens. They have been active members on the yahoo group and seem to have a thriving business. Another good resource would be our local farm and feed stores: Naomi's, Urban Farm Store, Wichita Feed and Hardware. The owners of these small businesses will be able to connect you to the right people.