I need to rant and get this off my chest. I went on vacation for 2 weeks and hired someone to care for my chicks while I was away. I got home yesterday and went out to see my babies and was shocked by what I saw. I had 3 dead chickens and the coop was filthy. I tried calling the sitter and she wouldn't answer her phone. Well come to find out she left on Sunday and my chickens hadn't had water or food since that day. I really wish there was something that could be done about this, but our chickens are not taken seriously. If it was a dog or something like that, it would be possible for animal abuse. My Salmon Favorelle, my Silkie, and my RIR, are the ones that died. Sorry my babies!