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!!!


    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

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    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:

    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 Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    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.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: