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New chickens tomorrow

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bigcats, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been wanting chickens for a long time and I'm finally picking up a couple of 6 month old girls tomorrow. For humane eggs, as well as to be pets.

    I'm kinda scared now that the day is finally here!

    I'm planning on bringing them home in big cat carriers.... that's ok, right?

    I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions.
     
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    It should be okay. I transported a single chick in February in similar kind of box over a 40 minute drive from a distant feed store. I kept the heat on in the car and the chick was fine, just a little noisy.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Big cat carriers should work... disinfect them first.

    Congratulations, you won't regret it.

    And [​IMG]

    You'll want more chickens soon!
     
  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    should be just fine as long as not in back of ;pickup truck
     
  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    any thing else
     
  6. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a 3 hour drive [​IMG]

    But no, not in a pick-up, just in the backseat of my car. They're big girls though, so heat shouldn't be an issue.

    Are there illnesses that cats and chickens share? (re: the disinfection)
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You never know where those cats have been or where they've been digging. I wouldn't chance it.
     
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrat! We brought home our chickens that we did not plan on in dog crates. The work well! [​IMG]
     
  9. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, ok, I'll wash out the carriers well.

    But just so you know I'm going to kiss those chickens with the same mouth I kiss my cats on the lips with, so.... [​IMG]
     
  10. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
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