5 days and I'm pretty much clueless

chickenlover210

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Jan 28, 2008
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Ok so I have read lots and lots of books about baby chicks. I'm getting 2 of my silkies on friday and 4 of my Rhode Island Reds a little while after easter (wel they might come at the same time but we arn't sure) I have to go too THe Familys hose on Easter. Can I leave my chicks at home? I watched a show (I was flipping through channels and something about chickens came up. Had to watch it) and it said the baby chicks had to be fed evry 2 hours or something. I'm confused I can't take them with me (can I?0 because she lives about 30-40 min. away and they will be about 1 week old and they would get cold. I'm confused. Is there routine check ups that I have to do every few hours.
I'm confused.
I have to re-read theese books. and all of them (or 2/6 will be coming in 5 days) I'm so excited but so confused please help.
PLease



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DouglasPeeps

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Feb 26, 2008
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Chicks need to have food and water available to them 24 hours a day. You do need to check on them regularly during the day, especially during the 1st week. You need to make sure their waterers are free of debris and poop often.........Hope this helps! Also, make sure that you are keeping their temperature at 95 degrees for the 1st week and reducing it 5 degrees each week after. Enjoy!!!

***If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, just take extra precautions to make sure they have what they need.
 
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Marlinchaser

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Oct 18, 2007
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If you get feeder and waterer that holds quart(mason) type jar that is enough water and food for a couple of days, provide them with heat/food/water and they will be fine.
 

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