Hello! Looking for advice about relocating my chickens. I have read other threads about moving flocks, but have some specific conundrums I need help making decisions about. I appreciate you reading while I ramble. So I'm moving my little family from Wyoming to Vermont first or second week of June. It really would be easier to just rehome my small backyard flock of six rhode islands, but I see them as pets and I am animal crazy and can't imagine others will treat them the same way. For example there is one with a permanently broken leg that takes a little extra attention, and one that gets egg bound once a year it seems, anyway just obviously over attached. So much to my husband's chagrin I have been trying to figure out how to move them with us. The problems are as follows. 1) We have to stash them with family in Vermont. We are staying with my mom who wont allow the chickens so my aunt said she could take them temporarily. 2)We likely won't stay in Vermont longer than 3 months, and we don't know where we are going afterwards. We probably will move to Maine, which is obviously not far, so maybe that wouldn't be so bad, but it's possible depending on jobs etc that we could end up coming back out west. Maybe I would rehome them at that point so they didn't have to move twice? 3) What would be the best way? We have a 4runner that will house our daughter and dogs, and a toyota 85 van with no back seats that we could either put some stuff in or put the chickens in in dog crates. This would be easiest then maybe we could get a small uhaul trailer for the 4runner for some stuff (we aren't moving all of our stuff right now until we know our final destination). BUT the van does not have air conditioning, and it will be June. We have driven it ourselves in the dead of summer and it is pretty ok in the back with the windows open. But I don't know if it would be too breezy? My other thought is to buy a small horse trailer then resell it at some point. 4) This is the one that really got me questioning moving them...we currently rent and have a small backyard and it's possible our landlord will want us to tear down the coop and run and work on re sodding that patch of the grass. If so how would we do this unless we got rid of the chickens first? The only thing I thought of is that we know some people who have an empty coop in town, maybe we could keep them there temporarily while we work on our yard then move them from there? Basically this is me wanting to move them even though it's crazy and I need some direction from people who know, but also understand the emotional attachment! End of the day I want to do what's least traumatic for the chickens. Likely that's to find them a new home...right? Even if it means it might be with someone who will kill them when they become a nuisance or stop laying?Or do they do OK with moving?