can you ship chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by penut1799, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. penut1799

    penut1799 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We are planning to maybe move soon and was wondering, can i ship my hens?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes you can!

    However you are in FL, so it would be prudent to wait until in the fall or when temps get to the 80's to have a safe travel. Paperwork from the vet would be a good idea for health papers or if you are NPIP certified, depending on what state you are heading for.

    Good luck!
     
  3. penut1799

    penut1799 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh yay! Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's EXPENSIVE!
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It's VERY expensive if you use the Postal Service, and I doubt most other carriers would take them at all
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    True!

    Is there a way you can travel WITH them? Unless you are flying or going by bus. I say chickens are good travelers!
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't trust animals that I am emotionally attached to to the US postal service or a shipping company. Too many horror stories. Bad enough when they kill something you ordered from a hatchery or breeder, but if its your beloved pet ....[​IMG]

    See if you can't take them with you when you move. You could probably take them in a pet carrier with an absorbent bedding, make sure they have water, and limit food to just a light feeding when on the road to avoid having to clean the carrier too often.
     

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