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How long can a chicken go without water/food?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by gamefowl-layers, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. gamefowl-layers

    gamefowl-layers Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2016
    Littlerock California
    I will be doing a lot of shipping this year and I just want to make sure a customer doesn't receive a dead rooster. Anyone have experience in shipping? Within the United States.
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    How would you ship a full grown hen?
    Day old chicks can survive up to 72 hours
    Without feed or water as they soak up all the yolk
    Chickens can last for a few days without food or water
    But need more water than food
    It also depends on temperature
    Also what if parcel gets delayed?

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