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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
hi all

i have two chickens, 4 years old
we r moving to europe
chickies r vaccinated, chipped and meet conditions to b imported to england
here is the hammer!
i cannot find a airline willing to fly them!

anybody out there with some contacts?
willing to pay full seat price to fly my babies home with me.

pretty pok pok please?
post #2 of 9

The easiest thing would be to get them declared therapy animals.

 

Otherwise you'll have to go through all the USDA paperwork for shipping live poultry.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
i do not mind the paper work, and i do not want to lie.
we already have a fully trained assistance dog, so
therapy chickens, really?
my problem is the airlines

they do not seem to want to fly chickens

so again

ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO HAS A CONTACT WIH AN AIRLINE?

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY CHICKIES ON A PLANE!

may ur hens lay many eggs in health and happiness
post #4 of 9

I saw a news report a couple weeks ago of turkeys and pigs in seats on airplanes. They were therapy animals.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 9
Well, Greenfire Farms imports rare breeds of chickens on a semi-regular basis. Maybe you could ask them to see if they fly them over?
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jensownzoo View Post

Well, Greenfire Farms imports rare breeds of chickens on a semi-regular basis. Maybe you could ask them to see if they fly them over?

Good idea...they may not fly them over, but might be a good resource to find a solution. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

I saw a news report a couple weeks ago of turkeys and pigs in seats on airplanes. They were therapy animals.

Yes, and when people lie about their pets being therapy animals, it makes it so much harder for people with actual needs to be taken seriously.  Plus, therapy animal is not an ADA designation, so allowing them to fly is still at an airline's discretion, unlike a disability assistance animal like a seeing eye dog.  It is entirely unethical to lie about this, and I'm glad the OP has already said they won't.

post #8 of 9

I agree completely. I'm just reporting what I saw on the news.

Airline employees refused the animals until the person showed the letter.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by marjkuhn View Post

i do not mind the paper work, and i do not want to lie.
we already have a fully trained assistance dog, so
therapy chickens, really?
my problem is the airlines

they do not seem to want to fly chickens

so again

ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO HAS A CONTACT WIH AN AIRLINE?

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY CHICKIES ON A PLANE!

may ur hens lay many eggs in health and happiness

In the US chickens get shipped on cargo planes, not passenger planes. You should probably get in touch with the Department of Agriculture in the country to which you want your birds flown. Find out if they have any restrictions for imports from the US, see if any testing needs to be done and see what kind of quarantine they require if any. Ask them, and maybe the USDA, how you would go about shipping them.

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