Okay - this is probably silly but here goes: My chicks are hatching on 7/9, and arriving on 7/11 and the first week in August I am planning to drive 2 hours (with my 10 year old and our dog) to spend a week with relatives. The chicks will be less than 4 weeks old so may be mostly indoors, and I want to handle them a lot when they are little. Should I consider taking them with us on vacation? I could travel with them in a pretty big dog carrier. If I leave them home, a responsible good friend can tend to them (feed, water, clean the poop) but they probably won't get handled as much - and I'll probably miss them!