I left my chickens with some water and food. We live in South Dokota, and we're going to North Carolina. Whew! A long trip!! Anyway I have two BIG bowls of water in there. I left my "Dirty Ducks" out of the chicken pen. They are SO dirty! They poop in the water. Those chickens LOVE to eat. I put a hole sack of food in there. I hope it lasts!!!