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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

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    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

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    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

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    Yes, they should be fine.
     
  4. debnla

    debnla New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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