As it happens, the night of August 2nd, the fire burned toward our place and ashes and burning leaves must have rained down on the farm. Fire trucks were parked at each house on Pitney Lane defending our property--which was left relatively unscathed.
By day four, I asked our PG&E rep to let me know when the power would return. Power was back on the next day --I know this because I was able to remotely monitor our solar energy system. Seeing the data told me two things: our wifi router at home was intact (so we had a home) and the barn was okay--where the inverter and data collection took place.
When we returned after 12 days away, the chickens were fine. One of the silkies had started brooding--with a dozen unclaimed eggs underneath her. Today (August 26) four of this have hatched, with more to come.