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Safe temperature to ship adult chickens USPS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by twinkie, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. twinkie

    twinkie Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    Hi Folks,

    As I am in the "learning stages" of the chicken world, please advise!

    What is the safest weather temperatures to ship adult chickens USPS across country?

    Thanks much,
    Barbara/ Ohio
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Quote:Most folk I know will not ship birds once the average temperature of the route is above 90 degrees.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If I remember right the PO isn't supposed to accept them for shipment if the temp on either end of their trip is above 85...which is still pretty hot to me.

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