So, for awhile now I've been staying with my brother in western Washington while the hubby works a job up here. While I've been here I've put together a quail breeding colony and helped my brother with his yard birds (over 50 chickens, some ducks, and occasionally turkeys). This summer we're getting ready to go home in southeastern Arizona, and I plan on taking my quail, and possibly a trio of chickens as well as hatching eggs from my brother to help start up a new flock at home. I've taken that trip before with birds but they were parrots. I kept them stocked in halved grapes as their water source for the 3-4 day trip and they did fine. I'm not sure if that will work for chickens as I'll be taking this trip in the peak of summer and the truck we'll be driving doesn't have AC. I was wondering if anyone else has made a similar trip with birds??? Any and all ideas would help! Could giving them water when we stop, and watery fruits while on the road be enough? I could scrap the idea of taking the chickens, and even the quail, and just bring the hatching eggs, but would rather not have to.