Just got back from a three day holiday to Alentejo. Came home to calm dogs and perky chickens. The thing is we have four dogs, one of them is very old, almost, blind and death, suffers a bit from dementia and is incontinent. Not only that we got one broody hen on eggs, 9 chickens, 13 young ones, a rooster. The broody hen thought it was a good idea to hatch her eggs while we were gone. She and the chicks had to be moved to a safe place. All this was extremely well taken care of by Samuel Goulding who came to house and pet sit while we were gone. I can really and truly recommend him. So if you need to go away for a couple of days don´t hesitate to give Sam a go. You will not be disappointed.