Question about shipping

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by iajewel, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Im buying a pair of young barred cochins (standard) from a lady in PA, Im in IA.. neither of us have a clue as to what we need to do.. where the best place to buy a shipping box is, etc..

    Can anyone give me a 101 course on shipping?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here is a place to get shippers..they must have biofilters for started/adult birds.

    http://poultry2.tripod.com/id3.html

    The PO has rules regarding shipping or you can review it in the domestic shipping manual on their web site. Started/adult birds are shipped Express. Put some shavings or hay in the bottom of the box. You can add a piece of fruit and some grains to hold them over in case of shipping issues, however they usually arrive within 1-2 days.

    www.usps.com
     

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