As the author of a children's book featuring my chickens - Tillie Lays an Egg - I am now taking my bantam white leghorn to story times at libraries and schools. She's been traveling happily in a guinea pig cage bedded with hay (gives her secure footing.) She has no problem spending the day away from the flock, in the car, and then meeting (and being pet by) many children. But - now I'm being asked to travel further from home. I'm finding that as nighttime approaches she gets anxious in her cage - I think she's looking for a roost. Should I be covering the cage and keeping it dark? Also, anyone have experience with chickens at hotels? On airplanes? Trains? This little hen could fit into a dog carrier under a seat. Also, when you travel with your chickens do you give them access to feed while in the vehicle? I've never done the poultry shows, so there's probably a lot of BYCers who are experienced traveling and can give me some hints. Thanks!