Need advice on transporting chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Melissa F, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chirping

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central PA
    I am planning to take about 17 roosters to auction on Tuesday. I plan to put them in cardboard boxes with holes and putting them in the bed of my truck. My question is, is it better for them if I put the cover on the bed, or leave it open air? It's not a truck cap, just a flat tonneau cover. I'm worried about air circulation. I will be traveling about 40 min in approx 70 degree weather. I will tie down the boxes either way just can't decide what to do about the cover. I've never transported this many birds before and I usually just put them in the back of my SUV.
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

    Jul 14, 2014
    As long as you can keep part of the cover unsnapped or not velcro-ed, for fresh air, would that darker area not help keep the chickens calmer during transport?
    Calmer Roos should hopefully sell faster!?
    I would cover if I knew they were not getting suffocated, but I am paranoid like that!

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