Ideas on what to transport them in?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SAHMof2, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. SAHMof2

    SAHMof2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been terribly irresponsible and left this for the 11th hour. It occured to me tonight that I have no idea who to get my Tom, 2 roos and a hen to a friends to become dinner.

    Dh has a little dodge with a roll top tonneau cover. Is it cruel to put them in there, close the tonneau and drive 45 mins? It will not be a warm morning so I'm not worried about that. More so broken legs and bruises. I also have a dog kennel that would fit two roos or maybe the hen too very cramped. The roos are mean though so I think she's get picked on so cramped?

    Also am I correct in taking the food away tonight and only letting them have water before we go?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    taking food away the night before a transport does help keep things less messy and if they are being butchered in the morning it is also a good idea for the butcherer to make their job a little easier. Dog kennel, box with air holes cut into it. Not sure about have them flop about in the back under a truck cover. I guess thats you call.
     
  3. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to use cardboard boxes. Better fit, so less flopping around. Dark, so they calm down. Disposable, no mess to clean up. Free!!!
     

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