Moving!! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CoyoteMagic, May 26, 2007.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I haven't made this big of a move in 15 years. Hubby got a new job (I won't have to work) but we have to move to SC from NC about 2 hours away.

    Sooooo much to do in so little time!!!

    Questions:

    1) What is the best way to move chickens? They range in age from 6-11 weeks.

    2) Can I legally transport them across state lines?

    3) Which one of you is going to buy my house here so I can buy a new one down there?! (just kidding, unless you are looking!!)
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    I'd buy some large cages at the feed store or a large plastic dog carrier at the pet store. Load them up and make sure they have food and water along the way...

    Check here for the SC state veterinarian:

    http://www.clemson.edu/lph/importrequirements.htm#poultry

    Like most states, SC requires negative pullorum-typhoid results within the previous thirty days. Either a state NPIP test or a veterinarian's cert is required. May be cheaper to get the flock NPIP certified than to take them to a vet for the tests.
     
  3. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can just pack the chickens in boxes with air holes and shavings for the 2 hour drive. They will be fine.
    Keep them locked inside their new coop and pen for at least a week before you let them free range so that they will know where they are supposed to go to bed at night.


    chel
     

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