I am preparing to teach a non-chicken friend how to check on my flock while I'm away. She's asked for a list of instructions and I think that's a great idea. I'm preparing to sit down tonight to start putting together a list and figured I'd consult BYC. What types of things do you include in your chicken sitting list? My flock is young and fully contained in a coop/run at this point so there aren't egg collecting or letting chickens in or out type tasks. So far I've thought of things like: checking around coop for signs of predators trying to break in or dig, check and refill water, refill feed with premeasured amount. Count all the heads to make sure everyone is accounted for. I also plan on asking a family member who has chickens to be my on call chicken expert in case of an emergency.