I live in VT and went away for Thanksgiving for a few days. A friend of mine was set to watch my three chickens while I was gone. They had full food and water before I left. My friend wound up going to the hospital, the last time he checked on them was Wednesday (it's Sunday now, just got home). Nervous as I was knowing the girls did not have anyone to look after them for days, I rushed into my shed to check on them. They seemed fine, a little bit of food left, but the water was empty and the dish tipped over. I have no idea how long they went without it. There were only 2 eggs in the nesting box (one is molting, the other two usually lay one egg a day each, so this was a surprise to me) I am a beginner chickener so I don't know what to expect. Will my girls by ok? Is there anything I need to watch out for from a lack of water? Again they seem alright, they are happy to be out of their coop. Many thanks to any feedback!