how do i go about shipping birds?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by steve2495, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    ok i may have some extras roos in a few months and i rly want to find them good homes ive seen tons of posts for roos fs but it is pick up only and amny ppl want them but they dont live near by and would need the bird shipped. i figure if i was able to ship my birds id b sure to find them a good home. how would i do this? are the health paper things or what? any info on this topic would b great thank u
     
  2. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    anybody?
     
  3. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    thank u so all i need to do is get on of these boxes and then talk with the local po right?
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes but right now with the heat wave going on, it is adviseable NOT to ship birds at this time of the year. It has been very very warm and the airport or post office drop offs let the chicks, and chickens sitting out in the hot sun for awhile and you will lose them.

    The bio filters on the Horizon boxes are strongly inencouraged. It is required by the USPS.

    And be sure to add more fruits than you really need for an extra day of shipping. Apples and grapes are best choices with a handful of chicken feed on the bottom of the box with apples are better. No water or melons, they stink and lets out more liquid than necessary something that the post office employees do not want to deal with. Be sure to use shavings if possible or shredded paper for them to sit into. Its going to be a safe and comfortable trip but neverthanless, its worth it.
     
  5. Bird Brain

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    Steve, tryed PMing you buy your box is full
     
  6. greenesacres

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    To hot to ship birds! Make sure you have avian box and talk to your local p.o. When you do ship, add fruit!
     
  7. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    try again i deleted a few messages
     
  8. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    Quote:o i dont planning on doin this any time soon i wouldnt ship any til fall im just trying to find out some info now
     

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