how to transport a roo? have to give him away :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tunaoftheland, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. First, background: I have to give away Franco, my very clearly not a pullet, and I'm not entirely sure how to do it. I've found him what will hopefully God willing be a nice home where he can have a bunch of girls of his own. My mom was going to let me keep him and see if he got too noisy, but he would have had to have been separated on his own, and we just couldn't figure out a way to do that. So when a friend of a friend was looking for a little roo for her flock, who is almost the same age as him, it seemed the perfect situation. Very sad, but he's going to a good home, so it's a good sad.

    Anyway, How do I get him there? Should I put him in something dark, like a cat carrier? Or something more open, like a rabbit cage? I want to do whatever will freak him out the least, since it's going to be a decent drive. He's fourteen weeks old (today!) and a cochin, not that that makes a difference. Or maybe it does, I don't know. Anyway, suggestions are greatly appreciated, I am sad and want to keep this as easy as possible for him.

    Here's a couple pics from when he was 2 1/2 months old.

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  2. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just depends on the bird itself, If I have to move a skitish bird then I would use the pet taxi type, the darkness seems to help. On others I would use a cage.
     
  3. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. I guess I will try the cage then, he's a pretty outgoing bird. Maybe I'll bring the cat carrier just in case.
     

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