Caring for chicks while out of town

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by besjoux, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. besjoux

    besjoux Chirping

    Apr 7, 2012
    We are getting chicks late June and we would like to visit family overnight. Is it safe to do this with a chicken sitter or having someone stop by to check on them? Or should we just forget our trip?
  2. spatulagirl

    spatulagirl Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    Harpers Ferry, WV
    I usually leave my chicks at friends houses if I go out of town. I am nervous about water and the light.

    If it was just overnight though it should be fine. Especially is someone comes by to check on them.
  3. KrazyKhick

    KrazyKhick In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2012
    When I first got my baby chicks my hubby got into a horrible accident and needed to be hospitalized. I had my inlaws check on them once a night. Somehow they all made it. If you can, definately have a friend check on them. The food and water almost always get tipped over.

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