moving chickens across country in u haul

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tiki244, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    OK I have searched and searched and my computer is terribly slow. I think someone on here must know about the thread where a BYC member moved their chickens in a
    u- haul, I think it was the state of Washington. Some people, me included, are trying to come up with a safe way to transport some chickens. Any help would be appreciated. [​IMG] Thank You I just didnt know where else to put this.

    PS Anyone have any experience moving chickens in a cargo van?
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  2. MNShepherdess

    MNShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    A friend of mine uses a large enclosed trailer, essentially a U-haul, and it works awesome. Lines the walls with show pens and secures them, plenty of room :) Went from Northern Minnesota to the Crossroads show with her one year and we returned with twice as many birds (my fault lol) and still had no problem. They work awesome. I've even thought about renting a u-haul for hauling sheep :D lol
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Many people have moved birds cross country. People who show move their birds all the time. You need to have them in crates, cages or even cardboard boxes with ventilation holes cut into the box. Give food and either water or water-rich fruits/vegies. Make sure to move only when the temperature is on the cool side if they are not in a climate controlled area. If you must move in warm weather, drive at night, and during the day have them out of the hot cargo area.
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Thanks for your replies. Would you be able to set up a fan system in the cargo area?
  5. Does anyone have pictures? I'd be looking at about 5 days on the road with 23 total. Initially, I am wondering if I can get them in the back of my Expedition (seats down, of course) so that there is climate control and protection from predators at night.

    Would LOVE to see pics and hear about your btdt!

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