Shipping 2 Week Olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by valreegrl, May 31, 2010.

  1. valreegrl

    valreegrl Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Anyone have any idea how to go about this?

    I have two week old bantam chicks that another forum member expressed interest in.
    I am on the eastern side of pa, and her western, pa. They would get there over-night, however I have never shipped at this age
    and have no idea how they would fair.

    Any tips or warnings of failure are very much appreciated [​IMG]
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I wouldn't do it. They are too young and too small to survive should the trip take two days. Also here are the guidelines for shipping birds that are not day olds.

    526.4 Adult Fowl
    526.41 General
    Disease-free adult fowl may be mailed domestically when shipped under applicable law in accordance with DMM 601.1.7. Adult chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, doves, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, quail, ducks, geese, and swans are mailable when properly packaged. Adult fowl must be packaged without food or water because liquids, moisture, and loose foodstuffs can cause damage to the shipping container, other mail, and Postal Service equipment during transport.

    526.42 Mailability Requirements
    The specific types of adult fowl listed in 526.41 and DMM 601.9.3.4 are mailable only when sent by Express Mail service under the following conditions:

    The mailer must secure containers approved by the manager of Mailing Standards (see 608.8.0 for address).
    The number of birds per parcel must follow the container manufacturer limits, and each bird must weigh more than 6 ounces.
    Note: A list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the companies that manufacture Postal Service-approved containers is published periodically in the Postal Bulletin and can also be obtained from the PCSC.

    526.43 Claims for Adult Fowl
    Indemnity claims for mailable types of adult birds and chickens sent via Express Mail service are paid only for loss, damage, or rifling, and not for death of the animals while in transit, if there is no visible damage to the mailing container. See DMM 601.9 and 609.
  3. cerridwenn

    cerridwenn In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    maybe you could meet somewhere central, like state college or some other public place that is midway? i would be worried about them staying warm enough even on a 1-day trip.
  4. valreegrl

    valreegrl Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Thanks all! I am thinking shipping isn't a good idea. I didn't think so, but just wanted to toss it out there.

    I read a thread regarding an egg train so maybe I can get that going.

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