They may force me to evacuate! I need a plan for the chickens! Here's the situation: I live in a wilderness area, and a wildfire has been burning just ten miles south of me for several days now. So far, the prevailing wind has directed the fire towards the east, but winds change constantly so the fire could push my way at any time. I have spent the last several years clearing a fuel break an acre out in all directions from the house and chicken coops, so if the sheriff deputies don't force me away by gun point, I could safely "shelter in place", letting the fire front burn around me. I will move all fifteen chickens into their coops, and I'll hunker down inside with the doors and windows shut until after the fire front passes through. Then I'll go out and hose down any burning embers that have blown in around the buildings and wood piles. But what if they force me to evacuate? What do I do with the chickens? Has anyone faced this problem? What was your plan? I have no idea how I'd transport this many chickens or how I'd cope with them at an evacuation center. It would probably be best to leave them shut up in their coops. But if they force me to leave, no one will be around to hose down embers, and the chickens could be in danger if the embers stack up and start their coops burning. It's a nightmare to contemplate. I need some more brains working on a plan!