going on holiday what to do with poultry

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by borrow53, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. borrow53

    borrow53 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi every one,
    i have a small flock of 12 chickens, who live in a large garden enclosure, and i was wondering what people do with their poultry when they go on holiday. i normally go on holiday for about 3 - 4 weeks in the summer. so im not sure what to do with my flock, any one with any advice or suggestions?
    thanks.
     
  2. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any nice neighbors or family close by? When i go away I will have my neighbor look after my girls.
     
  3. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are fortunate to have a great family keep an eye on our girls while we're away for a few days. 3-4 weeks is a pretty long time, though.

    Do you have a trusted neighbor that might like some fresh eggs and would keep an eye on them?
     
  4. borrow53

    borrow53 Out Of The Brooder

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    i do have one neighbour that would maybe look after them, but im not sure if he would be willing to get up in the mornings to let them out, i was considering leaving thier coop doors open so he wouldnt have to wake up early to let them out? not sure about foxs though
     
  5. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe make plans to make the coop and enclosed run completely predator proof. That will make it a lot easier for whoever you get to take care of them, and will also ensure their safety.
     
  6. borrow53

    borrow53 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah we probably will have to do that, we get foxs around quite a bit, we have a friendly one who will sit on our door step during the day, which worries me seeing as the chicken enclosure is only a about 20 feet from their.
     

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