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Selling chicks...what do I put them in?

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I will be hatching out my first batch ever. I will be selling them at a local fur and feather event in my small town. My question is what do I take them in and what do I send them home in? This is my first time. Any information would be helpful. They are RIR and they will be about 2 we is old and about 40 of them.

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Some hatchery's sell the cardboard boxes with the holes in them that they use for shipping their own chicks, you could get a few of those.  They might have to be the bigger boxes since they will be older though.  You could also just get some normal cardboard boxes and punch some holes in them, not too big but big enough for a few 2 week old chicks these will be taller for them.  I have never done this but these are just my suggestions.  Good luck!:thumbsup

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Peep (Amerucana), Frosting (Delaware), Hazel (Speckled Sussex), Circuit (Buckeye), Paisley (White Cochin), Mr. Stella (Birchen Cochin Bantam), Lacey (Golden Laced Wyandotte), Aurora, (Splash Andalusian), Venus (Blue Andalusian), Twinkie (Buff Orpington), Raven (Australorp), Winston (Salmon Faverolle) and 2 Pekin ducks! Mini and Hercules!
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Meet the Feather Mountain Flock!
Peep (Amerucana), Frosting (Delaware), Hazel (Speckled Sussex), Circuit (Buckeye), Paisley (White Cochin), Mr. Stella (Birchen Cochin Bantam), Lacey (Golden Laced Wyandotte), Aurora, (Splash Andalusian), Venus (Blue Andalusian), Twinkie (Buff Orpington), Raven (Australorp), Winston (Salmon Faverolle) and 2 Pekin ducks! Mini and Hercules!
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post #3 of 5

I'd suggest a wire crate(s) with a small door on the top to be able to grab the chicks without them getting out.

 

Maybe do some googling on 'chick boxes'...looks like there's a variety to choose from.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=chick%20boxes

 

http://cutlersupply.com/zen_new51/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=661

http://www.metzerfarms.com/ChickBoxes.cfm

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 #4 of 5

I use wire cages with doors on top, as suggested by aart. And I send them home in whichever size card board boxes I have available (I poke holes in them for ventilation and put a bit of bedding in the bottom). A lot of buyers do bring their own boxes, cat carriers or small dog crates though. Good luck!

Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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Bringing them in wire cages would be a good idea.

Meet the Feather Mountain Flock!
Peep (Amerucana), Frosting (Delaware), Hazel (Speckled Sussex), Circuit (Buckeye), Paisley (White Cochin), Mr. Stella (Birchen Cochin Bantam), Lacey (Golden Laced Wyandotte), Aurora, (Splash Andalusian), Venus (Blue Andalusian), Twinkie (Buff Orpington), Raven (Australorp), Winston (Salmon Faverolle) and 2 Pekin ducks! Mini and Hercules!
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Read about them here!
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Meet the Feather Mountain Flock!
Peep (Amerucana), Frosting (Delaware), Hazel (Speckled Sussex), Circuit (Buckeye), Paisley (White Cochin), Mr. Stella (Birchen Cochin Bantam), Lacey (Golden Laced Wyandotte), Aurora, (Splash Andalusian), Venus (Blue Andalusian), Twinkie (Buff Orpington), Raven (Australorp), Winston (Salmon Faverolle) and 2 Pekin ducks! Mini and Hercules!
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Read about them here!
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