I have been intending to join since picking up a dozen chicks (I never get tired of saying that...) two weeks ago -- all of whom are happily peeping away in the brooder behind me, but now an urgent situation has arisen and I'm needing some advice. A member of my husband's firefighting crew was gravely injured in the line of duty yesterday and he has one hen and one rooster in his urban yard, in an eglu with a run when he isn't there and free range in the yard when he is. I have agreed to transport them the 70 miles to our rural home as soon as I can, but that might be a few days. Here are my questions: -- As long as someone stops in to check on their food and water until I can get them, are they likely to be okay confined in the eglu for 3-5 more days? They've been in there since Wednesday and we're expecting rain this weekend. -- How predator proof is an eglu? When we bring them here, I can put the eglu into a covered dog kennel if needed, but I am not familiar enough with eglu's to know if that's needed (we have every predator known to chicken kind here). -- I've had chickens before, but I've never received them as adults -- how well do they tolerate major changes in their environment? Thanks in advance for any input, and all thoughts, prayers, etc for our friend's well-being are deeply appreciated.