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shipping adult live birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by swiftfoot, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of water / feed source do i need to put in the box for my adult quail to have a safe journey
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    nothing. Just make sure to feed and water them before you put them in the box.
     
  3. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so if i give them full free range of feed a day or so before they will be fine?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've never shipped birds, but I did recieve some adult call ducks several years ago and they had lettuce and fruit in the box with them for food and moisture.
     
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have heard watermelon will give them food and water for their trip
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I wouldn't give watermelon, as it is a diuretic, which relieves the body of excess urine/moisture...... I just found out cucumbers are too, so I won't be using them anymore.

    I would try to find some other fruit that is juicy.
     
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Oh. Well I had recieved 5 geese from a friend in Kansas, and she just fed them and watered them right before the trip.
     

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