We are moving 2 hours away, and tomorrow is phase I, moving the chickens. They are going to my parent's house and because the ground is so wet we are putting them in their barn, rather than in their coop. We have everything loaded up for the morning. My question is should I let them eat and drink before the move or wait until we get there? It may be 5 or 6 hours by the time we have the area completely ready for them. We can let two of them out (tame enough to catch again) when we get there, but the other 3 we will probably keep boxed. Side note, of course our little banty laid her first egg in MONTHS today - how do they know??