Hello, I'm a new forum member from Texas. I have been thinking about raising a few chickens in my backyard and have a question that I assume is easy to answer for people who are already raising chickens: How many days can the chickens reasonably be left alone if I should decide to go on vacation or such? I rarely go on vacation and have no problem with caring for my chickens on a daily basis, but I need some plan for this occasion. I understand that it may also depend on how and where the chickens live. Are there any tips such as feeding devices that last for a few days? Thanks for your suggestions.