Ok. so I have an Alpine A-frame style coop with a enclosed run. My wife and I need to take a vacation over Memorial Day, and i don't want to ask them to be home at dawn and dusk to open and close the run. So I made a temporary frame for the ground with strong 1x2" metal fencing that the coop sits upon. The fencing is screwed and stapled, it wont come loose. It wont prevent reach in but it will prevent dig in, and my gals always move up-stairs before dark. the weight of the coop (over 100lbs) holds it down, and we live in Indianapolis, so coons and possums are the main threat. The coop door might be open one or two nights in a week, but I'll try to get them to close it every night(if they remember). It just might not get closed till midnight. I'm gonna put it under trees so it's in shade if they forget to open it early. What ya think? Could I leave the door open for a week? Rats a worry? Here are pics and my raised bed garden, not relevant but cool. Heirloom veggies only; why grow what I can buy?