Vacation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sbshadjr, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. sbshadjr

    sbshadjr New Egg

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    Being new to the chicken world and still building my coop. I was thinking what do I do when I go on vacation?

    Do I need to install an automatic door so chickens can get into coverd yard for weekend trips?

    Do I need to find someone to look after chickens if I go on longer trip?

    Just thinking of things prior to getting my flock.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Automation will only get you so far. What if the power goes out, or their waterer runs dry? Having someone stop by daily to check the birds is a lot of peace of mind.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Excellent advice. Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you here. I agree 100% with the advice of 1muttsfan. Yes, play it safe and get a chicken sitter. Good luck and have a good vacation!
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] X3 1muttsfan's advice. If you are going away for a few days the hens will lay eggs that needs collecting, they may run out of water or knock the waterer over, ditto with food... Rather let someone check on them daily.
     
  8. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! You will need a care taker IMO. Also the automated doors are great but we have some that tend to straggle out side later than the others, I am afraid someone will get locked out (I have even locked them out my self........[​IMG]) Good luck!

    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG]
     

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