Hi This summer I am going on vacation for 2 weeks. My 6 buff orpington chicks will be 2.5 months, and my 2 pekin ducklings will be amost 2 months by the summer. My parents are having a pet sitter coming to feed them every other day. The chicks and ducks will be living in a 4x8 coop with a 4.5x12 foot run with access to the 4x8 bottom of the coop (4.5x20 run total). Since the pet sitter is coming once a day every other day, I can't have her let the flock out into the run in the am and close them in in the pm like i will be doing normally. I don't want to leave them in the run with access to the coop all day becasuse its 2x4 wire and I don't trust its security. I also don't want to leave them in the coop the whole time. So my questions are.... A. Should I let the flock stay in the 2x4 wire run ? B. Should I keep them locked up in the coop? C. Should I get an automatic chicken coop door (they are way too pricey, though)? D. Do you have any ideas of what I should do? Sorry for this confusing post and thanks for your help!