It happens every year about this time, the wife wants to go visit relatives in Denver. I think I can leave enough feed and water for 2-3 days now. Is it even practical leave a flock unattended for 9 or 10 days? I have gone as long as 2 1/2 days. But the bigger problem is how dirty the water gets. I did the thing where I turn a 5 gal. bucket upside down in a larger shallow pan, but its so full of dirt and sand by the 3rd day. I have 2 1gal. water dispensers now.My feed dispensers are about the same size, but dispense a dry mixture of cracked corn and laying mash. I'm thinking both would need to be upgraded. Can anyone share a product that has helped solve this problem. or other ideas or suggestions? I wish I had a neighbor close by to call on, But I don't. I have 5 hens, 1 rooster, and a goose. My water dispensers are on a wood pallet, not on the ground.