Driving pullets through the midwest in August in the back of a truck - dumb idea?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by clothespin, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. clothespin

    clothespin Out Of The Brooder

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    The heat claimed another one of my chickens (I think - she was dead and not sure what caused it but its blasted hot in Texas so...) and I'm to the point that I need more girls. My mom in Kansas has a lady nearby who raises babies and sells the pullets for $10 each. (David and Elsie Keim, 620 664 5549 in case you're interested.) But, I'm in Texas...

    So, is it a crazy idea to buy them from her and drive the 12 hour trip, mainly in the evening/night with them in the back of a truck?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    well if you had a canopy it would be alright you could leave them in their with some hay on the bed for them with lots of food and water and maybe stop and buy a bag of ice for their water. also if the back window of your truck slides open the do that with the a/c on full blast.
     

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