vacation problem

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lescostes, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. lescostes

    lescostes Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2008
    So, my friend gave us 2 hens and a rooster a week or so ago...but now I'm freaking out because we are living in rurual france for 1 year and we have many trips planned (to italy, belgium, paris, bordeux)..what do I do with the chickens? It's not like we live in a neighborhood with many houses around, we are in the country in france. We'll be gone 2-4 days each time...what do I do with them?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you have just 3 birds, just get big feeders and waterer to fill up before you leave. They should be fine if their coops are pred proof. A few days won't matter if they have a coop and run where nobody has to go let them out and put them up at night.
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I second what silkiechicken said. I just want to reiterate how important it will be to make sure you've thoroughly checked to make sure they are safe from predators.

    If you have any neighbors or friends who can pop in each day just to check on them that would help also, they could collect eggs as payment.

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