Boxes to ship birds?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by amyquilt, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    What type of boxes are used to ship live birds? Where can you get them??

    I've seen some sellers that require you to send them a box...just curious what types and where people get them.

    TIA!
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Ahhh...wonder if, instead of chicks, the same box could be used for older birds??
     
  3. buffrooster

    buffrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, You can purchase some nice New USPS approved adult poultry shipping boxes from Horizon, the leader in live shipping containers. They measure 18"H x 18"L x 8"W 250 lb. test white cardboard. With "Live Animals" printed in bright red letters to let all handlers know that they contain precious cargo. Each box comes with a filter kit ready to glue in. Sturdy plastic handles & a water resistant interior coating make for a strong re-usable shipping box. Easy assembly instructions printed on each box. Angled sides & gabled roof move heat up & away from birds & help prevent blocking of ventilation.[​IMG]
    Look them up on ovabid.com

    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  4. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    How much are the boxes Buffrooster?
     
  5. buffrooster

    buffrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    $9.95 each
    + shipping
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    $9.95+ shipping each....that's good.


    I've seen some people add $30-50 for a box to ship a pair or trio of young birds.....ridiculous!
     
  8. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:YAY Ovabid!!! I really like the people on there!
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've seen some people add $30-50 for a box to ship a pair or trio of young birds.....ridiculous!

    I would guess that is the cost for Express shipping. I don't think you can ship anything Express for $30 anymore, especially with the additional cost for a new box and biofilters.

    Jody​
     

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