Shipping Adult Birds?

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  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    I need some info on shipping adult birds, as I have never done it before.
    Do I need a heat pack? Should I put snow (for water) and feed in there? What can I fit 8 regular sized adults in during shipping?

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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Birds And Were Are They Going?
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Quote:Quail (speckleds) to California [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

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    Speckled Bobs? Are They All In The Same Pen Now?
     
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  6. JJMR794

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    A. Are They All Adult Birds
    B. Are They All (the Birds You Are Shipping) In The Same Pen With Each Other Right Now And Have Been For The Past 2 Wks
    C What Are Their Sexes And How Many Of Each
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Quote:2 males w/ 6 hens
     
  8. JJMR794

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    SHIP THEM IN PAIRS
    1 PAIR PER HORIZON BOX
    UP TO 3 HORIZON BOXES CAN BE TAPED TOGATHER TO FORM 1 COMPLETE PACKAGE --- SIDE BY SIDE BY SIDE

    EASIEST WAY TO DO IT IS 4 HORIZON BOXES 2 BOXES TAPED TOGATHER + ANOTHER 2 BOXES TAPED TOGATHER TOTAL OF 4 BOXES MADE INTO 2 SIDE BY SIDE PACKAGES

    1 PAIR PER HORIZON BOX ONLY... THE BOYS DO NOT TRAVEL TOGATHER!!! SHIP THEN AS 1 BOY AND HEN IN A BOX ANOTHER BOY AND HEN IN A BOX THEN 2 HENS IN THE LAST 2 BOXES

    IN EACH BOX YOU PLACE A SMALL AMOUNT OF STRAW OR HAY IN THE BOTTOM FOR BEDDING AND 1/4 OF AN APPLE AND 1/4 OF AN ORANGE + BIRDS THEN SEAL THE BOX AS DIRECTED

    THE RESULTANT 2 PACKAGES MUST BE MAILED EXPRESS (OVERNIGHT) MAIL AND IT MUST BE DONE EARLY MORNING. THE BIRDS GO INTO THE BOXES, THE BOXES GET SEALED YOU, THE BOXES AND MOM OR DAD TAKE A RIDE TO THE POST OFFICE= OFF THEY GO!

    DO NOT PLACE FEED/WATER/ HEAT PACKS OR ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN BIRDS AND FRUIT DIRECTED HERE IN THE BOX!

    YOU WILL NEED 4 HORIZON BOXES (THEY ARE THE ONLY CONTAINER ALOUD BY THE US MAIL FOR SHIPPING ADULT LIVE BIRDS. HERE'S A LINK TO THE BOXES- http://www.bidbird.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=980409722 AS YOU WILL NOTICE THEY ARENT CHEAP. BUT THEY WILL BE THE 2ND MOST EXPENSIVE PART OF THIS... THE FRUIT AND BIRDS ARE THE CHEAPEST PARTS, THEN THE BOXES AND THEN THE OUTRAGEOUS EXPENSE OF SHIPPING (IT WILL BE OUTRAGEOUS)

    DO NOT PLACE MORE THAN 2 BIRDS IN ANY BOX- THEY WILL KILL EACH OTHER DURING THE TRIP
    DO NOT BOX THE BIRDS UNTIL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE SHIPPING
    ALL BOXES NEED TO HAVE THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE PERSON RECEIVING THE BIRDS IN CALIFORNIA CLEARLY PRINTED ON THE TOP IN READABLE MARKER AND MARKED "HOLD FOR PICK UP CALL (PHONE NUMBER) ON ARRIVAL"

    HORIZON DOES MAKE A QUAIL SHIPPING BOX THAT HOLDS A NUMBER OF BIRDS IN DIVIDED COMPARTMENTS WITHIN THE BOX--- IF YOU USE THIS BOX EACH BIRD GOES IN A SEPERATE CMPARTMENT IN IT WITH THEIR OWN FRUIT IN THE COMPARTMENT HERE IS THE LINK FOR IT - http://www.bidbird.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=980409722 THIS 1 ALLOWS YOU TO USE JUST 1 BOX AND SIMPLIFIES THINGS A BIT
     
  9. JJMR794

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    Sorry Forgot 1 Tiny Detail.... Never Ship Live Birds Other Than Monday Or Tuesday-- No Other Days Of The Week--- Thats In Case They Get Delayed In Shipping Hopefully They Make It There Before The Weekend When The Post Office Is Closed To Help Prevent The Birds From Dyeing In Transit
     
  10. JJMR794

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    The Omni Nest Quail Shipper Will Be Cheapest And Easiest To Ship... Might Be A Pain In The Rear Trying To Juggle 8 Bob Whites Into The Box And Get It Sealed Tho... But Once In And Sealed That Will Be The Simplest And Cheapest Way To Ship Them. It Will Give You 8 Compartments For Birds So Everyone Gets Their Own Travel Rooms--- No Getting Cranky And Killing Each Other (they May Well Get Cranky, But They Cant Get Ahold Of Anyone Else To Kill Them... [​IMG]
     

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