It is always an issue when my wife and I take a trip. Who do we get to care for the animals. For my hounds I use automatic feeders and have their water plumbed and connected to an automatic water system. What do you guys do for the chickens? I think a few extra feeders and water containers would do the trick. I also have a battery powered automatic deer feeders. The bucket will hold 40 lbs of corn or scratch. It can be set to dump feed up to 4 times a day. Any ideas?