HELP! Transporting a Turkey from CT to NY!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alycia, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!

    I just recently decided to purchase a Bourbon Red tom from a nice woman in MA, and I'm in luck because she's going to Chester, CT (which is closer than MA) on May 18th (a sunday). BUUUT, the farthest we can go is Albany, and the farthest she can go is Chester, because she will have other birds with her and doesn't want to stress them out too much, which is understandable. Would anyone be willing to help transport this lovely tom from Chester, CT to Albany, NY on May 18th? I MapQuest'd it, and it said it's about a 2.5 hour drive. Thanks!

    - Alycia
     
  2. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumps.
     
  3. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump again. I really need the help. Anybody know someone that would be willing to do it? [​IMG]
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What is preventimg you from going further than Albany?
     
  5. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am located waaaay up north, and you know how gas is these days unfortanetly. We could go as far as Coxsackie, as we've been there before, but that's really about it.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I do know how gas is these days which made me wonder why you'd expect someone who doesn't even know you to drive 5 hours round trip to save you the cost of doing it yourself?
    Pretty Cheeky!
     
  7. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People do transports like this for other animals (like cats, dogs, etc) all the time. It wasn't too long ago that I did it myself. There are even groups specified for this also, but I thought I'd put it on here also just to get more exposure, because you never know if there's someone willing to help. Heck, they don't even have to drive the whole leg, just like half or less, and maybe someone else can do the other, it can be flexible. It's not like I wouldn't be travelling either, the leg I'm doing would be over two and a half hours from where I am, too, so it's not like I'm not doing anything lol.
     
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  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    I agree with NYRED, gas is to expensive to help out. If it was a rescue situation, people are more apt to it, but your essentially asking a favor from strangers for something non essential.

    I think you might be driving the last leg yourself.

    Good luck getting your turkey. I am actually from Chester, CT. Grew up there, lived there until 25, so let me know if you need any directions around the area....
     
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  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the cost of gas would it be cheaper to have the turkey shipped to you?
     
  10. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in NY is the Turkey going? North of Albany?

    Did you try an alternate route maybe through VT??
     

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