So we were planning on getting chicks mid to end of May, but due to a few random things our timeline got moved up by a month. Chicks are due to come home on April 22ish.
Problem is we have (expensive) tickets to a charity wine tasting event in the city on the 29th of April. We'd have to leave home at 2 to get to the event as it's an afternoon. And since we'll be drinking we won't be able to drive home until morning (we have a place to stay overnight we wouldn't be home until say 8 am the next morning. Do you think they'll be ok for that long? They'll be in the house in our mud room so there's no worries about predators and our dogs are coming to the city with us. We're staying at my parent's house and my mom HATES chickens so there's no way we can bring them with us (not to mention I wouldn't want to disassemble their brooder and have to set it up in a new area with a different temperature or make the chicks travel).
We might be able to have someone check in on them but I already feel bad enough since she's looking in on our place and the chickens and our dogs twice this summer for a week at a time while we go to out of town weddings. I don't want to impose on her again!