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

    Mar 17, 2014
    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

    Aug 10, 2014
    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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