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2.5 week old chicks ok for one day alone?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debnla, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. debnla

    debnla New Egg

    Feb 19, 2017
    I have two chicks in a good sized brooder (1.5 sq ft per chick) they love each other :). My family already planned an overnight outing before we got the chicks. If I got a nipple waterer and provided enough food, would they be ok for one whole day? I plan to completely change all the bedding before we leave. They are inside the house and the heat lamp is good where it is-they are comfortable. Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    They'll be fine but I'd rethink the heat lamp. I converted to the MHP, safer & easy.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    Yes, they should be fine.
  4. debnla

    debnla New Egg

    Feb 19, 2017
    Thanks! I feel better now! I was starting to look for a travel brooder! I also put a web cam up so I can see them remotely from my iPhone! [​IMG]
  5. jstanard

    jstanard Just Hatched

    Aug 8, 2016
    Sounds like you are set. Just be sure to enjoy yourself! You have provided them with all they need, not go have fun!!!!
  6. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    I use heat lamps but someone is always home in my house I personally wouldn't leave on an over night trip with a heat lamp plugged in hears an example of how hot they get when I first dtarted brooding chicks I had two heat lamps plugged in on two separate brooders I took them down to clean the brooders and unplugged them layer them on a towel and unplugged they started catching the towel on fire

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