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Going on vacation - what about my girls?

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Leaving for a wedding and my 5 girls are going to be cooped up in their run.

Considering this being my first time leaving them alone for days. Is there anything else i need to do other than the following:

• plenty of food and water supplied
• access to their roosting area for sleeping
• secured run
• chicken sitter checking in - once a day


Am i missing anything?

Ill be away for four days😩😳
post #2 of 6

Preparations sound good.  I also provide the caretaker my cell phone number and a number where we will be staying.  Enjoy your vacation.

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post #3 of 6

well prepared as is.

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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post #4 of 6
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Ok - thank you!
post #5 of 6
The only question I have is: How knowledgable about chickens is the chicken sitter?

If the chicken sitter has or had chickens and understanding how to care for them...then awesome you are good to go.
Edited by Rock Home Isle - 6/20/16 at 6:44pm

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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post #6 of 6
Always have at least two water supplies as birds can go without food, but not water. Even when i am home I make sure their are multiple water sources. You never know if one leaks dry or gets nasty dirty or one bird bullies another.

Make sure your chicken sitter has access to a cage, feeder, waterer in case bird needs to be segrgated. Leave list with head count of birds.big_smile.png;)big_smile.png
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Safehaven Farm, Dandridge, TN, USA
Home sweet home to David & Donna Raybon, George the LGD, Jersey cattle, ADGA Nubian dairy goats, Ameracaunas, American & English Buff Orpingtons, French Black (&Blue) Copper Marans, Barred Rock, Austrolorp poultry and one bossy BB Red Bantam house rooster named Poppy
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