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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by iesolstice, May 11, 2009.

  1. iesolstice

    iesolstice New Egg

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    I'm just researching the idea of spending my life with chickens and started to wonder what will I do with them when I want to take a vacation. For extended trips, I'm sure i could get someone to come out to my place and check on them, but I'm not sure about every day. Would the birds be ok for a day or two on their own as long as I set up their eating and drinking situation to be automatic?
     
  2. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    As long as the chicks are in an environment secure from predators & weather extremes they should be fine. I left
    mine for a week in late Jan. I left several waterers including
    a large heated dog bowl. I had a 250 watt heat lamp in the
    coop all winter. There is a large hanging feeder full of layer pellets. My security blanket so to speak is I have 3 grown
    children in the area. They offered to come check on the house & animals. While there was no set schedule it worked
    out fine. We were frequently in touch by phone and I knew who came when and no one needed to change or add water or food.
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    You can usually call local 4-H and find a responsible teen to care for them !
     
  4. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    This is what neighbors are for !! I have already been informed by one of mine that she would be very disappointed and have hurt feelings if I ask anybody but her to take care of our animals when we are gone. I had already been planning on this since she has chickens too and owns a horse stable I know seh wil take good care of things for us.
     

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