I'm thinking about keeping some chickens on some remote land. No power, just basically a hunting get-away. I'm thinking about using one of those automatic deer-feeders to scatter food a couple times a day, water supplied by the natural creek, and let 'em free range. At night, they'll have a secure coop with automatic door running off of solar. Anyone attempted something like this? I'll probably try some dual-purpose breeds because I obviously won't be getting alot of eggs if they're only going to be tended to once every two weeks or so. I'm thinking nesting boxes are a bad idea because they'll fill up fast. My other concern is that they'll never use the coop, nest in trees, and they'll get eaten by coons of whatnot at night. Anyone try an (almost) self-sustaining flock before?