There is a new service available in LA. Check out this article from the Los Angeles Times.
The few days for one short stretch that I have needed help, I just needed someone to come feed and water the hens once a day. I had two friends who took turns. They did me a favor. In return, they received a dozen fresh about once a month.
When I lost one hen to the raccoon, the hens did not have as much light this past winter since they had to be kept in my house. Around November I quit giving away eggs since there were few. Their second winter laying may have been one of the reasons for fewer eggs. Anyway, I had none to repay favors.
Do any of you chicken sit for pay? Or, pay for a chicken sitter? Have you ever heard of these services in your town or area?