Hello all, my wife and I will be going on an Alaskan Cruise in a couple of weeks. My in-laws will be coming around to take care of animals, including the chickens. The chickens just moved into the coop yesterday, so they will be staying in there for a couple of days to learn where home is. They will be let into the run later. But I got to thinking that maybe I should leave them in the coop until we get back. Two reasons, one it would be easier for my in-laws, two I don't trust my dad's dog (we live on the same piece of land. My wife and I in one house, my dad and step-mom in the other). My dad and step-mom are going with us, so nobody will be around. I see my dad's dog getting bored and going to torment the chickens for fun. I don't think there is anyway he could get in, but to do think he would bark at them and jump at them on the opposite side of the fence. If I leave them in, I can wait to deal with them and my dad's dog when we get back. I feel that if I leave them in until them, they won't really know what outside is and will be okay. But if I start letting them out now, they won't be very happy about being cooped up for a week later. What would you do?