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How do you ship a live rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sarahloveschickens, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Hi. I want sure where to post this... so sorry if its in the wrong spot... How do you ship a live rooster? Im not sure how
  2. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    anyone.. please?
  3. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Cameron Mills, NY
    I think you have to get a special box and find out if your post office will ship live birds. over night shipping I think
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    You can ship with American Airlines priority shipping. You will need to have a shipping box that is Airline approved for live birds. The cost will be by weight and size of box. Look at the web site and give them a call.
  5. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    I just got 2 hens today. You must have an approved box. Then you can ship through the post office, just like sending chicks. You put food and a watery substance like juicy fruit in the box and send it the fastest way possible, overnight if you can.

    My hens got here in a day and a half.

    On the box it says Horizon Micro Systems for shipping live birds for the Us Postal service.

    ph. 800 443-2498

    Do a search on byc for shipping birds and you will find some very good info.

    Caution it is not cheap: I have paid $40- $60 (including the box)

    I shipped a parrot once Delta Dash for $90
  6. bruselee

    bruselee In the Brooder

    May 23, 2015
    Russellivlle arkansas
    How do i rooster ship here from Vietnam
  7. Good luck, you have to go through a series of paperwork with the federal government to be approved. Its not easy to bring poultry in from other countries. Last I heard, the only farm given approval for imports was Green Fire Farms. Google importing poultry into the United States

    I looked into it once, and after looking over the red tape, it wasn't worth it. By the time the bird gets her you will have invested a small fortune. If you can find your breed here in the US I would go that route, Id rather pay 150.00 for a good rooster here than 500-1000 to have it die from being stressed out in transit.
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member 8 Years

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    It would be a lot cheaper to buy one there in Arkansas...
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  9. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

    Jul 28, 2008
    You can't. APHIS has a long list of countries and regions from which it prohibits importation of poultry, including hatching eggs. Vietnam is on that list.
    Farmer Connie likes this.
  10. In the past I helped EXPORT many chickens to Mexico, Saipan, and the Philippines but I am totally ignorant about how to go about importing a single feather. I don't think that you can even import the neck hackles off of roosters anymore, even when you ship them in a container of formaldehyde to kill the germs.
    drkimba likes this.

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