How to transport my 4 week old chickens home

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FirstTimeFlock, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. FirstTimeFlock

    FirstTimeFlock Out Of The Brooder

    I will be picking up our new chickens in a couple of weeks. They will be 4 weeks when we bring them home & there will be 6 of them. They are all large fowl breeds (I think) - 2 Wyandottes, 2 Sussexes & 2 Easter Eggers. Just wondering what I can use to transport them. It will be an approximately 45 min drive. Do I need to purchase an extra large dog crate of is there something else I can use that I maybe won't have to purchase?
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    A cardboard box will work fine, with flaps to fold shut. I have received chickens in gunny sacks and they were fine. You don't need the large dog crate for moving them. Although I will admit over time, it is nice to have an alternative pen occasionally.

    Mrs K
  3. FirstTimeFlock

    FirstTimeFlock Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you! I was hoping that a cardboard box might work!
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Make sure the box has some ventilation.

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