shipping adult birds??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by MomMommyMamma, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had someone ask me if I would ship them 6 mo. old birds from WV to FL....am I missing something? I didn't think you could ship birds that old. Seems like a bad idea to me.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes you can ship them. With the P.O. approved box, it runs about $50 a bird.
     
  3. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Wow. I can't imagine someone wanting to pay $100 in shipping for a $12 pair of birds lol! They're gone already anyway. Goodness. I'm still in shock.
     
  4. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once paid $300 for 3 chickens. the price included shipping and handling from California, but it was well worth it. They were excellent White Leghorns and improved my entire flock.

    For most people buying chickens is compared to buying a dog. MANY people spend big money on a dog.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, you can ship 6 month olds very easily. They are actually easier to do than chicks, IMO, although more expensive for the buyer. I have put a blog on our website that gives detailed instruction to shipping live birds.
    http://greenfamilyfarms.webs.com/apps/blog/
     
  6. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know in case I ever decide to do that.
     
  7. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Shipping 2 birds from WV to FL would NOT be $100! More like $40 or a little less. I don't know how that person came up with $100. Good lord. I had 4 big adult birds shipped from NM to MD (cross country) for $95. [​IMG]
    That included the $20 shipping box.
     
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  8. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm just amazed! Learn something new every day don't we! [​IMG]
     
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just yesterday I got 2 pairs of ducks shipped to me. Cost with boxes included was $80. People ship adult birds all the time!

    Laurie
     
  10. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So then they are handled differently by the post office I take it? This is just so very interesting to me! I had no idea. So, can you ship other animals too??
     

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