Even if we buy a house that has room for the chickens (which, by the way, you all seem to like #3 best), we won’t bring the chickens. It would be just too hard to get them there. Once our furniture leaves here, it will be 3 or 4 days before it arrives/gets unloaded at the new location. We’ll be in hotels along the way. The movers won’t move the chickens or the coop and moving them in the back of Vince’s pickup with the cover on it would be miserable for them in July or August, which is probably when we’ll actually be moving our stuff. It’s about a 10 hour drive from here and even if we were going straight from here to there, I think it would be cruel for them in the back of a hot truck. Besides, Vince is taking his truck soon and will keep it there and not be bringing it back and forth. No way will 8 chickens ride in the Honda or the Highlander. No way!
And, between now and the time we move, I’ll be going back and forth for a week at a time fairly often and it wouldn’t be good to impose on someone here to have to keep taking care of them while I’m away so it will be easier for them to go to their new home before I start going back and forth to Texas.
We’re giving them to someone who will take very good care of them, though I will miss them and will be very sad to say goodbye, it really is the best way to handle the situation.