We're trying to go away for 5 days (Hubs and I, together, alone, oh my heavens) for the first time since we got chickens in early March. He does morning animal duty and I take evening. Oh the preparations involved. Maybe this is why farmers didn't usually travel a lot. I've ordered the motor from Add-A-Motor for the auto coop door, auto feeder is built but not feeding terribly well without a regular shaking, and aqua avian masters are ready for the auto waterer. We've had 2 chickens fly over the 6ft run fence (at 2 separate times in the last 2 months), so we have a cover ready, just have to dig a hole in the center of the run for the support post. Northeast Georgia, no rain a't'all plus way hot temps = very hard and dry red clay. Our nearest neighbor has chickens, but we don't really endorse his way of doing things (cracked corn only, "not spoiled" like ours, etc.), so we'd rather not depend on him for anything but the (hopefully not) emergency. What are we forgetting? Something, I'm sure, maybe more. How do people do this?