How Do you find out the cost to ship a bird you are selling?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by chickenzoo, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I'm new to shipping, how do find out the cost if you are selling a bird?
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I want to know also! I hope someone tells you so I know also.
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I think you need to call the post office- since they are the only ones who ship, they can certainly tell you.
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    You can go to the USPS website:
    Click on Calculate postage the select Express Mail. You will need to extimate weight I weigh the box with the chicken in it and then you have a more accurate calculation. Two Bantam chickens usually weigh around 5 pounds in the box. You will need to have the measurment of the shipping box. You can only use USPS approved filtered boxes, which are 18x8x20. In short for two bantams it usually runs around 38-48 dollars
  5. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    Northern NJ
    First of all you must have the special postal approved shipping box for the size of the bird or birds. (Cheaper to buy in quantity) So then you will later add the cost of your box to the shipping.

    You need the buyer zip code. You need the weight of the bird(s) and the weight of the box filled with 1 gallon shavings and 1 quartered apple per bird (for a single nest is usually a little under 3 lbs.) Add your weights for a total weight and go to USPS site under postal calculator for EXPRESS MAIL and enter Box and enter weight and you have your shipping then add you box cost and how much you want for the bird and there you have it.

    Make sure the state your customer is in is allowed to accept birds.

    Hope this helps, you can email me for more if you like.[​IMG]

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