Do Chickens attract rats? Rats are not attracted to chickens. However, they are attracted to chicken feed, and love stealing a freshly laid egg. Rats are also attracted to nice, warm, cozy places to live, especially if there is a reliable food source nearby. Sep 14, 2020

It is not recommended to leave your chickens alone for a week. Generally, it is recommended that you leave them for a maximum of four days at any one time. Getting a trusted friend, neighbor, or family member to take care of, or mind your flock regularly, can enable you to leave your birds for 7 days or more. Jul 25, 2020