Safe to ship 4wk old geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Millerchild1, May 6, 2016.

  1. Millerchild1

    Millerchild1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to ship two 4wk old geese overnight express if I'm not confident that they will arrive within 24 hours? What about overheating in the box? It is in the 60s during the day here.

    Where I live mail usually takes an extra day to arrive. Overnight can not be guaranteed.

    Connecticut to nw Nebraska if it makes a difference.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should be fine, they are big enough to keep each other warm, and being in the 60's they should be fine
     
  3. Millerchild1

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    Even if it takes 2 days?
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, they will be fine, my rooster is going into the vet to be caponized(i haven't learned how to yet otherwise I would do it myself) and so because of scheduling issues and that I had to take the food away earlier than the suggested 24 and he is doing just fine, I made sure he ate good before I took the food away, but it'll be more like 30 hrs that he won't have food for rather than the 24 but 4 week old geese are bigger than a 9 week old chicken, so I have no doubt that your geese will arrive safely.
     
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  5. Millerchild1

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    Thank you!
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome.
     

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