Okay, so I've had many people in my nearly-urban suburban neighborhood take a huge interest in my chickens. Everyone knows where the 'chicken house' is and most of the neighborhood kids know my chickens by name - I encourage this so that there's usually someone around that is partial to my chickens in case someone tries to steal them or a predator is prowling. I digress. Anyway, my closest neighbor has about a million (exaggeration) cats. They're awful nice, if eccentric people, and their cats are exceptionally well taken care of, despite the number. The husband came and asked if he could have two of my chickens. Well, I'd bought a surplus of chicks this year, planning to send most to the farm where I keep my horses (owned by my best friend, got her into the chicken craze, too) and to butcher the surplus roosters anyway, so I said yes, but he couldn't have this one, this one, and this one (my future pets). He picked out two, an EE and a SLW, and I gave him some food and he gave me some money to pick up more for him next time I was at the feed store. He also said he'd have them built a nice shelter, and in the meantime keep them contained inside. I let him know to come to me if he had any questions or needed help, but he'd been asking me so many questions for months and been watching me care for the chickens, I figured he could handle the basics. Yesterday, I heard some loud distressed brawking (that cross between a chick peep and a grown up bukbuk) and looked over into the neighbor's yard. There, on their small back patio was a cat carrier, with about three cats sitting around staring at it. I was instantly concerned; A, that carrier is NOT large enough for two pullets and B, there is no way that there is any sort of steady feeder and waterer set up in there. Which means that the chicks are likely without food and water, AND crowded. This was yesterday, and I haven't seen my neighbors at home yet, but I thought I'd seek your advice, BYC. What is the best way to approach this situation? Should I demand the pullets be returned, or should I offer them advice? And what advice can I best give them that will actually make them understand that I only want the best for the chicks, in any situation?