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Going on vacation next month,what to do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by murdeb, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    We will be going out of town for a week the end of October, we have had our 2 BO's for 10 days and they are getting pretty comfortable with us. I believe them to be about 4 months old, no eggs yet. My concern is this, we have been letting them free range all day, they go in the coop to roost at night and we let them out in the morning. We will have someone to come over to check on the girls, but, while we are gone, they will not be able to free range. Should we start shortening the amount of time they are free ranging out in the yard so it won't be too much of a shock to them when they are "cooped" up for a week? They do have a 6-8 ft run.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they will be fine.
     
  3. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Where is Blountstown, FL? I live on the east coast of FL in a town called Sebastian.
     
  4. toysmom

    toysmom Out Of The Brooder

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    When I am going to be out of town, I leave plenty of water and feed out, and let the chickens just out on their run. I have somebody come by and check on them. Yours should be fine while you are gone. Have a good time!
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am smack in the middle between Panama City Beach and Tallahassee. I had my sister come check on mine. Worried myself to death and they were fine. I did put out extra waterers since I wasn't there to refill them morning and night!
    sharon
     

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