We are going out of town this weekend (and just about every weekend this month!) We are having our neighbor come over to take care of the chickens and water the garden. I'm still worried though. I'm usually in and out during the day so I let the chickens out our their tractor to free range in our fenced backyard all day. They love it and expect it. I was thinking of having our neighbor do the same. Come over in the AM, feed and water them and put them to bed at night, but now I'm getting paranoid. I do'nt THINK anything will get them. We live in a VERY residential area. Nothing comes around during the day. The neighbors have dogs, but we have a secure fenced yard. At night I know we have racoons, but they are not even a huge problem. I'm just worried about the what ifs. What if they get out of the yard, or what if he can't get them back in the coop, what if the big girls gang up on the littles too much etc. On the other hand, I feel bad leaving them in their tractor and my older girls in their dog crate (they sleep in there until we can integrate them with the babies. They need to learn to play nice first!) all weekend. What do you do when you go out of town? Do you keep your normal routine or do you put them in lock down?