How do I ship birds?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Cara, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have someone interested in buying my bantams, but I have no idea how or whether I can ship them. Could anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Thanks, those tips help a lot. Where do you take birds to mail them? Can you send them from any post office?
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Quote:Check first with your post office to make sure they accept mailing chickens!

  4. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    I've been talking to folks who have shipped lives for years. Two things appear to be important, airport to airport is one. If you can take them to the PO at the airport and the recipient pick them at their airport.

    Not all local PO offices were created equally. One friend has found that taking her birds to a different PO location has resulted in better results when she ships her birds.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Sometimes PO will not let receiver pick up the birds from the in my case.

    many times I get shipped birds all over the country, they will go from a small country town, deliver to major city, then fly to another major city like St Louis and from there, truck them all the way up to my town.

    I think it all depends on the post office and what they are willing to do.

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