I have to go away from a Friday night to a Sunday afternoon. normally, I let my ten seven week old chickens out to free range during the day, and close them up in their coop at night (it's a chick-n-barn with a yard on one side and a 4 X 3 wire pen on the other. This is more or less temporary housing because I am still not sure on a final coop -- where it should be, how big, what style, etc. These chickens have a total of about 50 square feet when you add the coop and the two attached pens. Would it be cruel to keep them locked up there from Friday night to Sunday -- late afternoon. I was thinking of having the chicken sitter come twice on saturday to let them out and then put them back, but it's riskier than if I keep them locked up.