Moving chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jessie_Jazz, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Jessie_Jazz

    Jessie_Jazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiya, my first coop is nearly built so I'm thinking about getting the chickens to put in it. I was wondering how do I get the chickens home in the car?

    What do I put them in and how much space do they need when they are being moved?
     
  2. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you get chicks then a box with couple of holes in it.
    if is chicken a pet carrier with a towel in botton. it depend how u are travel with your chicken up 3 hours without water stop
     
  3. leslierf

    leslierf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine in a pet carrier. I haven't had to travel farther than 1/2 an hour though.
     
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Pet carrier or dog crate. They usually just hunker down for the ride and don't move around a lot.
     
  5. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funnniest sight ever seen. A little Hispanic guy bought 5 hens at an auction. He just threw them in the cab of the truck. They were flying all over the place. I don't know how he drove home. Auctions are always entertaining.
     
  6. kidsnchicks

    kidsnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to ask this very question,lol. We may be moving and we have 10 hens 2 roos and 2 ducks to move. Plus we will have to build a new coop and run to move them into once we get there! If we do make this move I think the chickens are going to entail a lot more work than us people will,lol.
     

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