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That is a good question.  If properly ventilated, and everything, why not? 




So cutting  holes in a USPS box is destruction of property?  They destroy the boxes themselves!!!  Not like many of the boxes get reused anyway, so what's the big deal about adding ventilation if they're still getting postage fees?

I'm going to ask them next time I'm at the P.O. if day old chicks can be shipped in Priority boxes with ventilation holes.  I always used chick boxes because they are made for shipping, and even when stacked there are spaces between the boxes for ventilation.  I have some Flock-Lock boxes now.  I'm not sure I like them as well.  They like regular brown boxes, can be stacked thereby reducing ventilation, and you're not supposed to add the excelsior matt or shavings.  Seems like a corrugated cardboard matt would be slick for them to stand on?  I've used them twice.  Nobody complained.  I just don't know how well they perform.

Good thinkin!
Please report back when you find out!

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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post #6962 of 10481
Only got one duckling from @RavynFallen eggs. 6 were fertile; 3 made it to lockdown and 1 just died, and 1 hit a vein. But I am very greatful for the one that I got! Thanks ravyn!
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I love hearing about how my eggs do, good or bad.  Of course I like the good reports better, but I get a better picture and can inform potential buyers more accurately when I also get the disappointing reports.

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I love hearing about how my eggs do, good or bad.  Of course I like the good reports better, but I get a better picture and can inform potential buyers more accurately when I also get the disappointing reports.
And I did get your eggs today! I still can't believe how amazing you pack them!
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And I did get your eggs today! I still can't believe how amazing you pack them!

 

Thanks!  Good luck!

post #6966 of 10481
I've only shipped live birds once. Two 8-month old $5 bantam cockerels. The guy paid $75 by the time it was over, but hey, he wanted my boys. They made it from WV to Indiana in less than 24 hours. Perfect condition. So luckily I had a good experience. I bought 2 shipping boxes, but I don't care if I ever do it again.

The neatest part of my story was the elementary school class that was visiting the post office when I dropped off the birds. They were crowing inside the box and the kids got many giggles out of that. big_smile.png
Edited by WVduckchick - 10/17/16 at 4:37pm
Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
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Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
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post #6967 of 10481
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

I've only shipped live birds once. Two 8-month old $5 bantam cockerels. The guy paid $75 by the time it was over, but hey, he wanted my boys. They made it from WV to Indiana in less than 24 hours. Perfect condition. So luckily I had a good experience. I bought 2 shipping boxes, but I don't care if I ever do it again.

The neatest part of my story was the elementary school class that was visiting the post office when I dropped off the birds. They were crowing inside the box and the kids got many giggles out of that. big_smile.png

thats a good story. glad your birds safely made it

post #6968 of 10481
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I giggle when the rooster crows inside the box!

 

It's also funny when I can hear the juvies taking "dust baths" in the pine shavings inside the box. 

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Anyone lined up to host?

post #6970 of 10481
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post
 

I giggle when the rooster crows inside the box!

 

It's also funny when I can hear the juvies taking "dust baths" in the pine shavings inside the box. 

cj - since you've shipped a lot of eggs, I'm curious how you get your insurance money from the box being mailed.

 

My geese eggs, I think are duds, due to being scrambled during shipping. (The box was completely destroyed, one of the eggs was broken and all over the box) I got pictures, and my post office people knew it was trashed and probably broken when they gave it to me... but I've never had to get the insurance claim on a box of eggs before.

 

The seller on ebay, told me I had to take it up with the USPS people.

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