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Vacation prep ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mmaddie's mom, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    I am preparing for an 8 day trip and am doing all I can think of to keep my flock happy and healthy until my return.

    Here is what I have done so far:
    * hanging self-replenishing feed container w/layer mash, corn & BOSS
    * 3 gallon refilling waterer
    * seed/grit/oyster shell block (about 10x10x10 inch) for something to keep them busy
    * 8 straw bales stacked at different heights for some variety of view from the pen
    * my friend/letter carrier (a fellow chicken lady) who will stop once a day to check on everyone and refill as needed

    Anything else that I should add?

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I like to add a second water source and make it a bowl, just in case the first one would get knocked over, leak or empty because it wasn't perfectly level. I'm always paranoid. [​IMG]
  3. babalubird

    babalubird Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    I second the idea of another waterer in case something goes wrong w/the first. No experience w/chickens here but rabbits. Whatever can go wrong will go wrong if you don't plan a back-up.

  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    A bowl is what I usually have in there for them but bought a waterer to be on the safe side... both it is then.

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