Originally Posted by captivatedlife
I'll be home for the summer! I'm more thinking about right now as they are babies.
My husband and I both work 8 hour days, and with with our staggered schedules, the chicks are home alone from 8am-4pm. They are all doing just great! I did take a half day off the morning that they arrived to make sure everyone was healthy (no pasty butts) and knew where to find warmth, food, and water.
Knowing that we would both be working while the chicks are little, we took a few precautions; Ecoglow heater instead of a heat lamp for fire safety, they are in a room in the house that gets closed off while we are gone so nothing happens with the dogs, and we bought a nipple waterer (horizontal has worked so much better than the vertical kind for us) so that they have access to clean water all day.
I make sure to check on them in the mornings before leaving for the day and I spend time talking/cuddling/playing with them in the evenings when I get home.