it meant alot that you were willing to help with my chickens. going out of town is a necessary wrinkle in my life and could have easily lead to a new chicken home for Sara, Jane, Toni and Jones. these are my first pets since my norweigan elkhound died in 1972 and I only took her in as a "temporary-ha" favor. she had been sold and the owner repossessed her due to abuse and was desperate to find her a home. so this is a long-winded thanks!