We have a work opportunity that will take us out of town for an extended period, and are not sure what to do with our 3 chickens. We thought that many people might have the same dilemma. Our chickens are a little too spoiled just to have someone pop in once a day. One idea, would be to organize a 'rent the chicken' scenario (which is becoming very popular) or, for fellow BackYardChicken members to open their home to a few extra chickens (chickens would come with their own portable coop/food/feeders and money). I would love to hear what everyone thinks.