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chick shipping boxes???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by heritagehabitatfarms, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am planing on selling and shipping a few chicks next spring... and i was looking at all of the options for chick shipping boxes... some have pads that come with them some dont are they worth the extra money??? or can u just use a few wood shavings??? also what brand to get??? do you have a plus or negitive on any certon brand of box that u have experiance with??? maby some one ordered to many last year and would sell them to me ???

    thanks for any and all thoughts and sugestions...

    Elias
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    I've seen some citrus boxes cleaned out and used. Filled with hay and of course the many breathing holes. Plus some ductape to hold the top down.
     
  3. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I’ve thought about using homemade or recycled boxes but im thinking that i want to look more professional than that...
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have never shipped chicks, but the straw pads are ideal since they might eat the shavings or the shavings might spread so that they get spraddle leg when they are on the slippery cardboard, IMO.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:I’ve thought about using homemade or recycled boxes but im thinking that i want to look more professional than that...

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  6. Hi! Check this thread and see if you can find anything useful:
    Breeders and Hatcheries > Sticky: Breeder and Hatchery Index > Shipping Live Birds
    Good Luck!
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    Lisa
     
  7. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that one just has info about shipping older birds...

    thanks Elias
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    As far as the USPS goes, they have certain criteria the box has to meet. Your best bet is just start with usps approved boxes.
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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  10. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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