Yes, I know. We're awful chicken parents. Are babies are only a week old and we're already planning a trip out of town. Shameful, I know. Here's the question: My younger brother will be watching our little flock while we are gone. Would it be better to keep them here at home and have him check on them in the evenings, or to have him take the brooder to his house? He leaves for work early in the morning, and I don't think it would work for him to drive to our house to check on them before leaving. They'll have to be alone during working hours as it is, but I think I he would be able to check them more frequently at his house. Anyone have any thoughts to share on the subject? (additional info: we have one dog, but he'll be camping with us so wouldn't be at home to bother the chicks. My brother has one cat that he inherited with the house. He feeds it and occassionally scratches it's ears, but it is an outdoor cat and won't be inside to bother the chicks.) Am I crazy for worrying so much, or is that just part of the chicken obsession??