I will probably use the same basic “early boat” strategy as I do when we do the big monthly grocery shop... (DH can’t be relied on to do it all on his own, and I like planning out the food I’ll be cooking and making sure I’ve got it all stocked and at sale prices)Is there a way that you could put more out for the chicken's on Friday that would get them through those 2 Saturday's to make it easier on you?
The day before, I do the chicken chores in the morning, open, move, feed etc... as usual. Then I do the afternoon egg collection and a second (extra) move significantly later than usual. Not quite at roosting time, but late enough that they still feel like they have “new” grass the next day. Then when I’m closing up for the night, I do a full top up as I hang the feeders, so in the morning I just open and drop the feeders. This means I can do my next morning chores for all 50+ chickens in 6 separate pens spread out over 3-4 acres in about 10-15 minutes, half asleep. It makes the town or Saturday do-able, but the Friday is twice as much work. It works for a single occasion, but isn’t really repeatable over consecutive days. If I wasn’t doing a pasture based tractor system it would be much easier