How to ship keets

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jessivogel, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jessivogel

    jessivogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are Thinking about paying shipping to receive a couple of keets. However- myself and the person with the keets- well, neither of us have shipped birds before. Can anyone tell us how this works, please?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it really depends on how old they are, day old ship better because they still have their yolk to sustain them during transit otherwise you'll need to add 'Grow-Gel' for them and it's nice to use even with day old chicks as well.

    for shipping them you need a USPS approved poultry shipping box, straw bedding, Uniheat 72+ hour heat pack (if necessary and taped to bottom center inside of box below bedding) and your grow-gel. ship early in the week and use Express Mail.
     
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