Hello everyone!! I love this site and have been lurking for awhile. Thought it was time to join. I saw a similar thread on this subject but I needed more answers. My hubby and I are moving back home to Oregon (we leave April 2nd) from sw Missouri and we want to take our little flock with us. We have 5 chickens. 2 roos and 3 hens. We will be driving. We are going to build them a medium light weigh cage for the trip. It will take us 4 days to reach our final destination. My questions: I am worried about them picking up airborne illnesses. Should I feed them medicated chick feed before, during, and a bit after we travel? (I hope this is not a dumb question. We are fairly new at raising chickens) Will they need to have time to exercise? I feel like four days is a long time to be 'cooped up'. What is the ick factor for us? I know breathing chicken dust can cause health problems. I was thinking about placing home air filters around the cage to catch feather and poo dust and keep it form circulating around the vehicle. Anyone feel this would be effective, or totally unnecessary? And the final question, what is the risk of loosing a chicken while traveling? I know birds get stressed easily. I would hate to loose one. (They have totally stolen our hearts ) .I would be so sad to find them a new home, but it would be worth it knowing they would be happy and healthy! If am missing something I should be asking let me know. I would love your input. Thanks everyone! I am looking forward to your advice.