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How much to ship a chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Souperchicken, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure where to ask this question.....but My ladies recently lost their rooster. He was quite a gentleman and we are looking for a BO rooster to replace him. I'm considering buying one and having it shipped to me, but I've never done that before and was curious how much does shipping cost and is it worth it? The local IFA sells babies, but I'm wanting full grown and it looks like about a 2 hour drive one way to get one, so it makes sense to consider buying online and having it shipped. What is the price range for shipping? Is there a way to look it up? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not and call your Post Office?
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It cost $50+ from Kansas to Pennsylvania plus the box which is around $10 I think.
     
  4. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Normally for the seramas, it is $40-$50 dollars for 1-4 birds. Boxes are normally $10.
     
  5. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can go to the USPS site click on calculate postage, here is a link.
    http://postcalc.usps.gov/

    Put in the necessary information like select a shape, weight zip code to and from, day of shipping, box dimensions, You will want to use the express price when shipping live birds. It will tell you exactly how much it will cost you, and how long it will take. The only thing you will need to guess at is the weight of the bird plus box.

    Also, unless the seller has a box, you will have to have one shipped to them, this can also get pricey.

    Good luck.
    K.
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eg: it would be easier to pick it up, probably.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    compare gas to get there vs mailing it. That works for me LOL!
     
  8. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the response and the link. It never occurred to me to just call the Post office. Yeah, it looks like picking it up will probably be easier. Interesting, how I live in the country yet have to travel to the big city to get the chicken I want. You'd think it would be the other way around.
     
  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yeah, lol ^^
     

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