Moving my Hens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JFry0413, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. JFry0413

    JFry0413 In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2018
    I know this may be a long shot, but I need to ask...
    Is there any way to safely transport my 3 hens ( 1rir and 2 glw) from PA to WI? We have been thinking of relocating and our hens are only about a year old. I know the simple answer is to start over, but my kiddos are quite attached... I know chickens get stressed easily and we are talking about a 24 hour drive if we don't stop except when necessary. Would love to being our ladies with,but also want to know what is best for them. Thank you in advance!
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  2. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

    Apr 26, 2017
    Fools Gold or Swan Pond
    Oh it is absolutely possible to transport them! The fewer the easier. A dog crate covered with a sheet will work great for the back of the car. They will be fine!
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Your birds will travel pretty well in a big dog crate, or maybe two, with food available and water offered at frequent rest stops. They won't do as well is fasted and without water for 24 hours!
    You need to contact the state veterinarian's office, at least in Wisconsin, and likely in every state you will be driving through, to find out what's required for your birds, as far as testing and health certificates, or whatever. Get this all checked out soonest, so there won't be problems on your trip.
    Wisconsin is a beautiful state!
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Take a big long handled fish net too, in case of an escapee. :old
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sure they could take 24 hours in a crate in a car...
    ...but do you have room, what with moving your entire household?

    How's your tolerance for nasty odors?
    ...cause chickens in a vehicle is gonna be stinky!

    When is this move going to happen?
    Will you move their coop too, will it be ready for them when they arrive to the new place?

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