Need advice on transporting chickens

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

  1. Melissa F

    Melissa F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
    Thanks!
     
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    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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