Questions about round trip shipping

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CuriousChicken, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. CuriousChicken

    CuriousChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha everyone,

    So heres my problem, I was hoping to visit my parents sometime this year and I have a hand raised pet rooster. He's three, healthy (he doesn't even have mites for crying out loud!) and has failure to launch syndrome. He can't co-habitate with other chickens, I have tried and he simply wont. This rules out housing him with a friends chickens. There is no one that I trust to care for him independant of my self, my partner could but he would be going with me to visit. I live in Hawaii and my parents live in Washington, which means he has to go through California for the trip there and the return trip. All of this has my mind boggled, I'm researching everything I need but I was hoping to get a little insight from people who do out of state poltry shows.

    So lay on your stories about shipping and travling debacles involving your show birds. I want to hear about it all, permit fiascos, chicken escapes, asshat customes agents, and well you get the idea. Thank you in advance I love this community.
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because it is Hawaii, you may have quarantine issues as well.
     
  3. CuriousChicken

    CuriousChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is a 7 day quarentine, which I he will have to complete before reentering the state.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd look harder to find a pet sitter at home. It's going to be all kinds of stressful on the bird and you to have him travel with you. Don't they have 4-H or FFA in Hawaii? Those kids are usually a godsend!
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with donrae. It would probably be far less stressful to him to have a stranger look in on him every other day than to be shipped round-trip.
     

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