Nobody is going to take care of your kids or your chickens the way you do...and I mean nobody!!!! I learned a long time ago that the only person I could trust to take care of my kids the way I would was my mom... then my oldest daughter when she was old enough. My oldest daughter was more responsible at 10 than any adult I knew including DH. Well Ive learned that lesson all over again. Thankfully it didnt cost anyone their life but it so easily could have. My son and I have been working very hard trying to clean up after the storm (Ike) and I was exhausted last night so I took my shower early and was ready for bed at 7:30. I asked DH if he would go close the chicken house and lock the door...any 5 year old could have done it. I walk out this morning to let the chickens out and they are already out. I call DH at work and ask him if he let the chickens out before he left for work and he says "no...I guess the door just didnt catch when I shut it last night." He is sooooo lucky that he is my only source of income or he would be so dead!!!!!!