Prepping for Pick Up?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilverDuck284, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, I hope I'm posting this in a relevant section.

    I'm planning to trade hens with someone 3-5 hours away. He's coming here to swap tomorrow. Is there anything I should do to prepare my hen for the trip?

    Thanks
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend that you Quarantine the new birds away from your other birds for several weeks to make sure they are healthy.
     
  3. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I know about quarantine, and already have something set up. I'm asking about MY bird, if there's anything I should do for her, that will make the trip to her new home easier. I was thinking I might restrict food for a few hours before her pick up, so she doesn't poo all over her box, or would that be worse?
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm not sure.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think it really matters. I don't do anything different with animals getting ready to be transported, unless it's something like a dog I know gets carsick--he don't get to eat!
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you should take two, it is very difficult for a single hen to be accepted into a new flock
     
  7. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to, but that's just not going to work in this situation.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Shredded newspaper in the box will take care of any mess.
     
  9. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good tip, thanks! Is newspaper better than pine shavings?
     

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