How far have you driven just to get a chicken ?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bigb-71, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    I just wanted to see how far some people would drive to get that perfect bird they want so bad . I drove 1100 miles round trip just to pick up one bird ! but it was well worth it .
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    We've driven appx 300 miles round trip. That must be SOME CHICKEN you went after! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Good grief that was a long trip. What kind of chicken? We drove 350 miles roundtrip to get our Silver Sebrights.
     
  4. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Nearly 600 miles, 10 hours round trip. Got a speeding ticket on the way home [​IMG]

    Was worth the trip for me!
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    426 km for ONE Buff Orpington!

    We went for the show though.. (at least that's what I told my fiancĂ©e!) [​IMG]
     
  6. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow...long drives! I think the farthest I've gone was about 160 miles roundtrip (1 1/2-2 hour drive)
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    75 miles by car

    2000 miles by shipping [​IMG] (bought a quad of SSHB from Jim LaGendre in OR)
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We take birds back and forth, to and from No. Michigan to So. Kentucky, several times per year. It is 11-12 hours each way. But, there's visiting and such as well.
     
  9. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    I drove 10 hours, there and back, just to get a pair of show hens [​IMG]
     
  10. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    I just took a trip this weekend 9 hours one way to PA to darrel sheraws waterfowl farm and picked up the call ducks i had reserved for me. long drive but i got some stunning show calls. and many new colors!!! [​IMG]
     

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