going on holiday

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Abigail alice, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Abigail alice

    Abigail alice New Egg

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    Hi im going on holiday for a week in February and was just wondering if they would be allright on there own with enough food and water
     
  2. candr01

    candr01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone will need to collect the eggs at least, right?
     
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have feeders and waterers set up that will last you at least a week, then you should be fine. Assuming they have a secure run attached to a coop that is always open to the run. Meaning, you don't want to lock them up in a coop for a week. That would be cruel. If you don't have such a setup, then you will want a friend or neighbor to come twice a day to let them out of the coop in the morning and put them away at night.

    Also to consider are the eggs. Do you have a rooster? If so, should you have a hen that might go broody, you could come home to a hen sitting on eggs that will hatch new chicks in two weeks. Which is fine, if you're prepared for that. Otherwise, you will probably have a big pile of eggs to eat when you get home. Provided it's not over 90F where you are, the eggs will be fine. Best solution though is to have a friend stop by every 2-3 days, pick up eggs and check their food and water.
     
  4. Abigail alice

    Abigail alice New Egg

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    Our chicken are silkie hens we havent had eggs off them since last summer when we got them we havent got a rooster so would not have any problem with them going broody
     

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