Well, it turn out, at least here, that the words "straight run" are code for "bunch of boys" because 3 of my 4 Araucanas are crowing, and I still suspect the last little runt will begin his song soon. I enjoy the crowing, and the neighbors on both side of my say that they do too. The trouble is, it is illegal to have roosters in this town, I work for the City prosecutor, and it looks like my boy to girl ratio is 4 to 2 right now. Anyway, so far I've found good homes for two of the boys on 2 seerate little farms where there used to be one male who has passed on and the farmers are now looking for a new rooster. One is a non-profit organic farm that teaches university students & young children about farms and donates the food to the needy, and the other is a little organic home operation run by a chef who promises not to make my little bird into his dinner! Anyway, one of them happens to be several hours away, and I am wondering how to safely transport my chicken there. I have a good sized cat kennel that he would fit in, but I don't know if that would be the best way to do it. We really don't have any equipment for the movement of animals. Also, does anyone have any ideas about allowing access to food and water during the journey? Thanks! I am sad to say goodbye, but am glad to have found 2 good homes so far.