Okay here is the situation, I have chicks hatching a day early and I was thinking of bringing them to a swap tomorrow but I've never brought young chicks to a sale and I'm not sure what to do. Specifically I 'm having a hard time deciding if I should feed them or not tonight? The earliest chick that hatched was out Saturday morning sometime between 1am and 6am. Would I be better off not feeding them so they are still absorbing their yolk tomorrow or should I feed them now? My understanding is that the chicks absorb the yolk and can do so for up to three days and that when they eat real food and water they no longer rely on the absorbed yolk for calories and will need food and water available at all times. Is that how it works? If so, I worry that feeding them and then them going without food for 5 hours will hurt them more than if I just left them to absorb off their yolk. Thoughts?? Is there any other things I should be concerned about bringing them to a sale? Any tips or advice? I have small boxes full of shavings to keep em warm and it's supposed to be a nice day out. The sale is only 3 hours long and they'd be in the box for maximum 5-6 hours (including driving time). Bringing food and water for them is an option as well, just interested to know what other people do when bringing chicks to sales!