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How much to ship a chicken?

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I'm not sure where to ask this question.....but My ladies recently lost their rooster.  He was quite a gentleman and we are looking for a BO rooster to replace him.  I'm considering buying one and having it shipped to me, but I've never done that before and was curious how much does shipping cost and is it worth it?  The local IFA sells babies, but I'm wanting full grown and it looks like about a 2 hour drive one way to get one, so it makes sense to consider buying online and having it shipped.   What is the price range for shipping?  Is there a way to look it up?  Thanks in advance!

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Why not and call your Post Office?

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It cost $50+ from Kansas to Pennsylvania plus the box which is around $10 I think.

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If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
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If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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Normally for the seramas, it is $40-$50 dollars for 1-4 birds. Boxes are normally $10.

 
 

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post #5 of 9

You can go to the USPS site  click on calculate postage, here is a link.
http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Put in the necessary information like select a shape, weight  zip code to and from, day of shipping, box dimensions,  You will want to use the express price when shipping live birds.  It will tell you exactly how much it will cost you, and how long it will take.  The only thing you will need to guess at is the weight of the bird plus box. 

Also, unless the seller has a box, you will have to have one shipped to them, this can also get pricey.

Good luck.
K.

post #6 of 9

eg: it would be easier to pick it up, probably.

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post #7 of 9

compare gas to get there vs mailing it. That works for me LOL!

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Thanks everyone for the response and the link.  It never occurred to me to just call the Post office.   Yeah, it looks like picking it up will probably be easier.  Interesting, how I live in the country yet have to travel to the big city to get the chicken I want.   You'd think it would be the other way around.

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Originally Posted by Souperchicken 

Thanks everyone for the response and the link.  It never occurred to me to just call the Post office.   Yeah, it looks like picking it up will probably be easier.  Interesting, how I live in the country yet have to travel to the big city to get the chicken I want.   You'd think it would be the other way around.


yeah, lol ^^

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