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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sanabria2020, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. sanabria2020

    sanabria2020 New Egg

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    If I have to leave home for 3 weeks, where should I leave my chickens? Maybe a babysitter?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Is there any family members or friends who can care for them, otherwise there are pet sitters in some areas.
     
  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's best to have someone who can come feed them at your place hauling chickens to someone else is a pain and you will have the problem of bio security as well as disrupting their whole flock, if they don't already have a flock they likely don't have the facilities to keep chickens anyways
     
  4. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are your chicks? I would suggest that you find someone that can stop by your place twice a day and be able to spend at least 10-15 minutes each time (30 would be better) so the can do cleaning maintenance at least once a day if needed and watch them for a short while when they are fed. I have left chicks for a few days at a time with someone stopping by a few times a day, but not weeks. Hope you find someone that has raised chicks...

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