I haven't seen this discussed at all. Has anyone given any thought to, and provided for, what should be done with your flock if you are badly injured and can't come home to tend to them, or what should be done with them should you die? I think most of us just assume that chickens live short lives and we live long ones, that this isn't some monumental concern. But what would people do about your chickens should you not be able to return home to care for them? What if there isn't anyone left at home who cares about keeping them? I know that one close friend of mine, misguided as she is about many things, would think she'd be adequately addressing the situation by turning my flock of fifteen out to fend for themselves in the forest. That idea, of course, is appalling on so many levels. So what should I do to assure that this doesn't happen? I live very remotely. I know just one other household that has a flock of twelve, and they live a considerable distance from me. They wouldn't have the room to double the size of their flock by taking in mine. No other household around me has chickens or would be equipped to take my chickens and care for them. My desire is that, if/when I die, someone would adopt my flock and care for them in the tender way I do. This is indeed a loose end I'd like to see to. What are your thoughts on this?