Ok, this is something that I'm trying to prepare for. We are going away for two days on the 13th and 14th to a family reunion about an hour away. Originally, I had planned to have a family member come check on them the morning of the 14th to make sure their light was on, water,etc. but that family member is getting a divorce now (which I just found out) so she's a little preoccupied. So, my next plan is to ask my neighbor to come and check on them once a day to make sure the light is working, water,etc. But....I don't want him to come in our house, which is where my brooder is. I have a large covered carport that has lights, electricity and all. It's more like a garage with no garage door. I have a big rabbit cage already set up in the corner (we never got a rabbit though) that would make a perfect juvenile brooder. Our chicks will be 3.5 weeks old at that point. Would it be ok to put them in the rabbit cage, cardboard around of course...outside? It's pretty warm here in the days, upper 60's and high 40's at night and continuing to warm with each day. They would have their brooder light, although I would probably need to get a 250 one and just hang it higher (we are using 125 now) Thoughts? If we did put them outside, I'd just have the neighbor come check once an evening to make sure the brooder light was still working fine, and just put several waterers in there so they would have plenty for the two days they wouldn't be tended to.