I had no idea what forum to post this under as I'm sure this issue does not come up very much. I have 5 chickens of various breeds (4 bantams and one unexpected generic brown full size hen- as an aside, she layed an 85g egg today!) and will need to move across country in the summer. I was probably only going to move three of them and re-home 2 as I can't imagine 5 chickens in the back of my suv along with a dog and two kids. Has anyone moved chickens long distance before? My Mom thinks me nuts to even consider moving them, she thinks I should find a new home for all of them. I was hoping for some opinions. Would the stress be too great and risky for them to take them by car or flying (I don't even know if you can transport chickens by air- anyone know?), or would it be better to leave them here. My son is particularly attatched to the girls, and we have had ALOT of horrible loss in our lives recently and the thought of either stressing the birds out too much and inadvertanly killing them or leaving them behind is something I need to start thinking about now. Any thoughts people have would be appreciated. Thanks and Merry Christmas!