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Do you really need to check on your chicks 5x a day?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skatcatla, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading the FAQ on Mypetchicken and they mention you should be able to check on the chicks 5 x a day for the first four weeks. I plan to keep them inside the house and we could probably check on them frequently, but due to work schedules there would probably be a few days where nobody is there for 8 hours. Do you think this will be a major issue?
     
  2. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I work too, and I'd give them food, water and cleaned out any wet spots before I left for work, when I came home and before bed. Of course, in between work and bed I usually spent an hour or two playing with them, but that was b/c I wanted to. And on weekends, well, it was hard to keep me away. [​IMG]
     
  3. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh but of course. What's the point of getting fluffy chicks if you can't play with them? [​IMG]
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I work full-time too, and my chicks were just fine in their brooder alone all day.
     
  5. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew! Thanks guys!
     
  6. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only 5 times a day?!?! [​IMG]

    I don't think I left their side for the first 5 weeks! [​IMG]

    Forrest
     
  7. edbama2

    edbama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that it? I tried to take bonding time but, had to settle for taking vacation. LOL! [​IMG]
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes chicks have a hard trip through the mail and it's good to plan on spending more time with them the first day. I also like to check on them more frequently the first few days. Once they get off to a good start, then they don't need to be checked on as much. That's just what I do.
     
  9. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thunderstruck wrote:


    Only 5 times a day?!?!

    I don't think I left their side for the first 5 weeks!

    [​IMG] I must agree.

    They will be fine while you are at work. But if you can keep yourself from checking on them only 5 times while you are home let us know. I bet cha can't.[​IMG]
     
  10. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's sure the truth! You don't have too, but who can help it??!! [​IMG]
     

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