How do you ship chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AussieSharon, May 1, 2008.

  1. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Sorry if this has been posted, I couldn't find anything.

    How do you ship chicks? Can someone who ships chicks please give me a step by step walk through.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Hope someone with experience can help.

    I've never shipped chicks. Are you planning to ship day olds?
     
  3. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

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    I'm not sure of the question, exactly. We receive ours via U.S. mail in a cardboard box with air holes in it.

    Depending on time of year, and company, they have a minimum amount of chicks they put in a box, so they stay warm enough.

    They don't need to eat/drink until they arrive, so that's not an issue.

    Is that what you wanted to know? [​IMG]
     
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Thanks Tutter. Yes I'm talking about hatching chicks and shipping them. I've never done it before and never received chicks in the mail either.
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    Like Tutter said, mine came in a cardboard box with air holes. Also, there was straw in the box.
     
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Isn't their goverment regulations for shipping chicks? I thought you had to have special boxes and padding and everything.
     

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