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Can i take chickens on vacation?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Roosterboy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Will chickens adapt quickly? Will it stress them out? What about short trips? Just to give them some fresh foraging and to show them off [​IMG]

  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Very interesting. Never tried it. Maybe someone has and will post.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Chickens stress easily and usually don't like change. I wouldn't take them on vacation.
  4. beaconite chicks

    beaconite chicks Taking a time out

    Jun 6, 2008
    Sounds like a good idea. Put some chicken diapers on them and take them to the four seasons in New York City for a week, maybe take them to see the Statue of Liberty while you are there.. Or put some bikinis on them and take them to the beach for a nice relaxing vacation. or.... maybe for a nice ski trip in Aspen?

    The skies the limit!!!
  5. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Missoula, Montana
    Do you mean on a human vacation, or on a chicken vacation? Are you planning on taking them to, say, a resort or other human type place? Or, are you planning on taking them to some nice new pasture for them to explore, or a poultry show, or some other poultry type place? I guess I am wondering what you mean by "vacation." Human or chicken-themed? [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    By vacation, your vacation?

    Birds are easily stressed. I have taken some to schools and for a video shoot, but they were pretty tired at the end of the day.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would not move mine from their coop for anything. They are very secure and happy there. i would MUCH rather find someone to come ccare for them....

  8. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    It would be a human vacation but to my family who have a lot of land down south.
  9. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

    Mar 30, 2008
    Oxford County
    Unless you know your chickens to be the sentimental types that would cherish the memories of time spent at your relatives forever, I'd think it a very bad idea.

    Bring photos if you want to show them off. Pictures don't get stressed, won't run away forever when they find themselves thrown into a strange environment, won't pick up diseases from other photos in your relatives' neighborhood and won't crap all over your relatives lawn, or porch or sidewalk.

    Most people I know are non-chicken owners and find chickens entertaining for, at best, 10 minutes or so. Less if the chickens are pooping all over their deck furniture

  10. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    i would be worried about bio-security too

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