Can I take chicks with me on the airplane

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Top Rooster, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Songster

    Aug 16, 2015
    North East Oklahoma
    So right now I am visiting family in Idaho and I live in Oklahoma. I went to their local feed store it is way better than ours the chicks are in better health and marked better so I wondered if I could just buy a few and take them with me on the airplane. I've heard of people taking cats and other pets so why couldn't I take chicks?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Hmmmmm, I bet they would not allow that----interesting though----with the "bird-flu" scare I don't know??
  3. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Songster

    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    Depending on the carrier, birds can be transported. A certain number of animals can be in the passenger compartment during a flight. They would have to be carried in an airline approved carrier. You will probably be charged per bird which will make the cost rather high and probably not worth it. Call up your airline and ask about their rules and costs.

    We were going to transport a parrot 30 years ago. The cost was higher than we wanted to pay.

    I almost forgot, you will need to get a health certificate from a vet.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
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  4. zemchick

    zemchick In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2016
    I think that even if you can take chicks on a plane most airlines limit pets to two. It may not be worth it, really. Best to check with the airline. I did hear of someone bringing their turkey as an emotional support animal, though!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    One cat or one dog is a lot different than taking chicks on the plane. They will be pooping their butts off, chirping because their carrier isn't warm enough, etc.Plus very young chicks can die at a moments notice. Would be a stressful trip for the chicks and you. Passengers would probably get you thrown off because of smell, etc.
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I believe there are rules against transporting chickens in the passenger compartment of an airplane. You would have to call the airline to ask for sure and I'm not certain whether or not they would allow them in cargo.

    You could always overnight the chicks to yourself just before leaving on the plane or find out what hatchery the feed store orders from and just place an order yourself. Those would be easier options I think.

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