Moving to NC; how do I move my flock?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Penske, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all!

    It's been a long time since I've posted! We are planning to move to NC to be closer to family. Has anyone moved a flock of chickens to a new state?
    I am not sure what to do once we are ready. I have 1 roo and 11 hens. Moving from northeast to NC. How will the climate affect them?

    Anyone out there with this experience? It'll be a two day drive...

    Thanks for your help!

    Lisa
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Just use a large dog kennel and make sure they have plenty of room so they aren't overcrowded. I doubt moving from a colder climate to a warmer climate at this time of year will affect them much.
    You should probably post this in the flock management section to get more responses [​IMG]
     
  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!

    I wasn't sure where to post. The move would occur in the summer though...I had not mentioned that part.

    Lisa
     
  4. linmar

    linmar Out Of The Brooder

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    We moved 4 hens from Colorado to NH. At first we had them in cages in the back of our truck, but 1/2 thru the journey, we just let them wander about. It was like they were back seat drivers because they had hopped up on some bags and looked forward into the driver's area. We gave them treats and they laid a few eggs along the way.

    How about an old school bus?
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Get a large dog cage and plan to drive with the windows open!

    Nava can relate the joys of driving turkeys from Florida to Pennsylvania! [​IMG]
     

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