So I am in Graduate school in a different state. I commute on weekends about 5 hours to go to school. I leave friday morning early and get home late Sunday night. I do this about once or twice a month depending on the class. My family often comes with me but recently they have stayed home. I miss them so much when I am away. What is new and why i think i am a weirdo is what happeed this weekend. Before I left i left directions for my husband and kids about the house and the animals. I got up early friday morning and went and let the girls out of thier house to free range. They (as always) were thrilled for it to be morning and run out to greet me and get treats. I filled the water and food and went tin to get ready to leave. Well, all weekend I have been talking about my chickens! I miss them. I call home and email to see how the family is and to ask about the girls. I call to make sure they got treats to make sure they are in for the night and out for the day. I know my family is doing these things.. i do not need to remind them. it is simply that I want to know how they are. Is it strange to miss your chickens? Anyone else ever left town and then miss your girls and wonder about how they are doing?