Going on vacation..what to do?!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by motherhenfran, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. motherhenfran

    motherhenfran In the Brooder

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    I'm leaving for 7days and have someone coming in the morning and evening every day to check on my chickens while I am gone. They will be given fresh treats and played with when my chicken care take comes to check in but this is my first time leaving them and I am nervous. Has anyone had experience with their chicks getting too stressed or becoming depressed while you're gone for a week at a time? Also I must note--I probably will be rehoming the rooster thanks to a nagging neighbor and this will occur before I leave (hopefully 4-7 days before so they have time to accept and acclimate) and I'm worried that will stress them out too. I don't want the stress of a friend being removed and then mom (me) leaving for a week to overwhelm them. Is that a possiblilty? Please let me know if you've experienced this...I love all my feather babies dearly and would feel a little better to hear someone else went through this and their birds were fine :)
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Relax and breathe - they will be fine.
     
  3. motherhenfran

    motherhenfran In the Brooder

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    First time away from them...hence all the worrying. I'm sure they'll be fine :) never hurts to hear reassurance from others who went through the same thing :)
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Cihckens don't really notice stuff like we would. I have left mine for a week at a time often. As long as they are being check on they will be just fine.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Mine never notice when I am gone for a few days.
     

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