Hello everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of the info on this board and I have several questions. My 6 babies are almost 2 weeks old. 1. We are supposed to go out of town this weekend with a friend checking in on my cat (we take the dog with us) but he isn't comfortable with the idea of taking care of the chicks. My husband seems to think that they will be OK as long as our friend peeks in on them to make sure they have enough food and water. They seem to get lots of wood shavings in their water, despite my putting it up higher on a brick. So I' worried about that. And a couple of them have had "poopy butts" and I had to clean them off. I know our friend will not do this. Would they be OK basically from Friday night to Sunday morning or should I petition to stay home. I really don't want to go out of town but it's a friend's wedding. 2. Right now the babies are in the larges plastic storage container I could find. If they have to be in the house for another month, is it going to get too crowded for 6 of them in the container? Should I split them up? Wondering if it would be detrimental since they've all been together since the first day. 3. The previous owners of our house had started building a chicken coop which we were planning on finishing out. This was before my husband JUST fractured his wrist and he will be in a hard cast for at least 6 weeks. I don't think I can build the thing by myself, even with his supervision. Anyone ever hire someone to build their coop? I am getting nervous b/c there isn't much time before they can go outside. Thanks for any and all advice. I suspect I will be coming here often for questions.