10 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You’re on Vacation

10 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You’re on Vacation
By Cherie Dawn Haas – Owning chickens brings many rewards: the satisfaction of caring for animals, the bonding it creates among our families, and of course, the eggs and meat that provide us with a natural food source. Along with it also comes challenges, such as how to go about caring for, watering, and feeding chickens while away on vacation or business. When Michelle and Ben Dreyer started building their family of farm animals (not to mention adding to their family with a baby girl last year), they didn’t intend on being away very often. They had opportunities to travel more than expected, however, and so they had to come up with a solution to an obvious problem: how to take a trip when they had chickens and other animals at home. Ben, in particular, felt uneasy at first when it came to leaving their flock. “He worried a great deal

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