Getting ready to move!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by charliebucket, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. charliebucket

    charliebucket New Egg

    Apr 19, 2017
    I am relocating from WA state to WYO and am trying to figure out what to do with my ladies. I have 5 hens that I'm pretty happy with, they are great layers and 3 of them are pretty birds. It is about 1000 mile trip to WYO and I could take them but am not sure it makes any sense. Pros and Cons of taking them.

    Pros: The hens are great layers and I know the flock. Three of the birds are really good looking birds and are really friendly with me which I enjoy.

    Cons: It is a long trip (would need advice on how to do this). There are plenty of birds in WYO that I could start a new flock with and it would be easy to pass these ladies to someone here in WA. One of the hens is a loner and gets isolated most of the time, I could fresh start with new chicks.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    You've told the story already; rehome your nice hens and start over, or move them. There will be regulations concerning taking your birds to Wyoming, so look that up first. Transporting them in a couple of big dog crates will work fine, as long as you have a coop set up at their new home. Mary
  3. charliebucket

    charliebucket New Egg

    Apr 19, 2017
    Just wondering if anyone has any input on moving birds, if there was any issue? Difficulties like that would be deal breakers for me, if it is just as simple as loading them up and moving then I'll likely take them.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Overnight stops can certainly be a difficult issue.
    Temp and odor control in a closed vehicle can be a difficult issue.
    Having a coop ready for them at your new home.

    Depends on just how attached to these birds you are.
    I personally wouldn't want to tackle moving house along with moving a flock, would start over.

    I've read several stories about moving a flock a long ways.
    Might find something here...or try different search term:

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