I have been breeding and raising chickens for 8 years and sell them for $5 each. I live in Maui and have alot of folks from off island who come and buy chicks from me when they are in town and they take them back home with them on the ferry. I had this one guy wanting to buy 40 chickens who lives in Oahu, and because the chicks just hatched 5 days prior, I offered to fly them out to him as I was going there anyways. I got the biggest box I could find to fit into my dog carrier that I travel with that fits under the passenger seat, cut out the top of the box and replaced it with a screen so the chicks could have air. The chicks were pretty tight in there, but figured it was only a 20 minute flight and all would be well. I printed out my boarding pass so there wouldnt be any questions by the airlines and proceeded to the TSA check in. The screener told me that I couldnt take the chicks on the plane. Thinking quickly, I told him that I have done it numerous times and alls he had to do was remove the box, scan the carrier and feel inside the box. (This was actually my frist time trying to fly with chicks!) Surprisingly, he did as I said and when he pulled his hand out, his glove was completely covered with chicken poop and he sent me on my way. Once I got to the terminal, I realized that the chicks were overheating, so when the plane took off, I opened up the carrier to give them more air and the entire aircraft reeked of chicken poop! I apologized to both of the men seated on either side of me out of embarrassment but both of the men grew up on farms so they hardly noticed the odor, but the plane ride was anything but pleasant for the rest of the passengers. Thank goodness the guy was waiting for me at the airport and collected his chicks as I had a training to go to right after landing! He then calls me several hours later to let me know they were all doing great and asks me if I could bring him 100 chicks next time I come! Will never try that one again even though it was a quick buck!!