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Mailing one day old chickens!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by glendor787, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. glendor787

    glendor787 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hatching 17 bantams freezle eggs! I'm planning to send to my dad at least 12. Do anyone here mailed chickens by mail. I know I got to get a box ( not sure where) and use the one day service. Any advice?
    Thanks,
    Glenda
     
  2. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. glendor787

    glendor787 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I found a box that advertise what is inside...just bad timing as I'm moving to another state, so I'm sending them to my dad!
     
  4. glendor787

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    So as soon as they are dry....I can put them on the box to ship them?
     
  5. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the chicks hatch and let them have a few hours to get used to walking around, then you can ship them.

    A few more things through. You want to put some bedding in the box. I prefer to use pine shavings, as you can get a large bag at Walmart for only $5. You also need to make sure there is no heatwave where the chicks are going to be. It can kill them fast (it's the summer, it happens a lot).

    Hope they make it!
     
  6. glendor787

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    Thank you GimmeCake! I'm still debating on sending them. I just got to figure out this as I'm moving from Alabama to VA...3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids and probably 10 chickens ( depending whow many will hatch)! That's an adventure!!
     

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