Need help transporting a rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DangerChickenHouse, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I am sad to say that we are getting rid of our rooster. But, I'm happy that he is going to a home where he will have the chance to lead a happy life.

    How do I get him there? It's a few hours in the car. What is best for him ? A dark box? A wire dog crate? A cat kennel? Small places? Big places? Dark? Light?

  2. How about one of those plastic dog crates (for medium sized dogs) with a sheet or towel draped over it to make it dark and quiet for him?
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    A simple box with holes for air would be fine. The box doesn't have to be very big. Once the car gets rollin' he will settle down and mostly keep quiet.

  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I've transported my big RIR roo a couple times, we just used a big plastic dog crate bedded with hay and partially covered with a towel. He settled right in and traveled like a pro.
  5. florida lee

    florida lee Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    I carried my in a cat litter, no hay...they did just fine. they sat in the front watching eveything.

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