When to leave baby chicks for a day

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catterbug, May 27, 2010.

  1. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 week old baby chicks. I have 8 of them. I have been invited for an overnight event this weekend at my parents lakehouse. Do you think I could leave for a day if I leave them with plenty of water and food? I have been taking the best of care of them. I change their water 3-4 times a day and we play with them etc. Am I being too worried. All in all I would probally be gone for Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/early evening.
     
  2. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    As long as they have enough food and water to last that long they will be fine. Don't fret and go have a fun weekend at the lakehouse!
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  3. 41ford

    41ford Out Of The Brooder

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    When I leave to go to work in the morning I take tall grass and tie it together and hang it down into the box .They pick at it all day .I figure keeps them busy .11 hours later they have it all picked except the part they can not reach .
    The Chicks will be fine .go have a good time .
     
  4. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for a quick reply. You have calmed my nerves. Thanks again.
     

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