Hello! I am leaving for 2.5 days, and am hoping to have my fears quelled! I have 6 10 wk old chickens living in our backyard. They have a coop that is secure, but a run that is not particularly secure, because my partner and I didn't realize exactly how to make it secure until after he bad built it, and we plan to get it up to code but are a little short on cash. Anyway, we have someone to chicken-sit, but I'm not sure he is going to be around as much as we are usually. He is going to let them out in the morning and lock them up at night for sure. The chickens are in the run while we aren't home at times. I have seen a cat lurking around our driveway the last couple of days, but we have two dogs (one of which I think I heard barking at the cat last night). The dogs are coming with us though, and I'm afraid the cat and other predators will notice that they aren't around and take their chance when the chicks are in the run. We also have duplex neighbours that I think would be willing to poke around and make their presence known, but I am still worried! Had anyone ever left their chickens locked up in the coop for a couple days, and if so would they be safer that way? Or would they just be angry and take it out on each other? Am I just being too worried?