Chicken babysitting???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Megsilver, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Megsilver

    Megsilver New Egg

    Jun 9, 2014
    I have a small flock (4 hens & a rooster). I've been having coon issues for the first time and I've kept chickens for a few years. My flock is young and I'm leaving for vacation and am worried about them while I'm gone. I just had a friend offer to take them for the week to watch them. It's very kind of her to offer but I worry this weeklong move will traumatized them.

    Am I overthinking this? They'll be fine, right?
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    Yeah, you're overthinking it. ;) Long as they have feed & water they won't be too emotionaly devastated or suffer any long term psychological trauma.
    But they might stop laying eggs for a short time.
  3. Megsilver

    Megsilver New Egg

    Jun 9, 2014
    Thank you! I just needed to hear someone say it. LOL
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sorry, I don't think you're over thinking it.
    Maybe these details are covered but not posted.
    Does this friend have experience with chickens?
    Do they have the proper housing? Safe and secure from predators and running off.
    Do they have chickens of their own? Biosecurity may be a concern.
    It might stress them out and it might not....depends on several things.

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