Shipping Adult Silkies - Question on box

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SundownWaterfowl, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    You can, but they'll scarcely get to move at all while en route. I have the Economy NEST for most adult bird, and it would work great for a pair, even comes with divider.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    You should also look at Boxesforbirds.com

    They'll ship in 3 days or less, and shipping is included in box price, whereas Horizon has a flat shipping fee that costs a lot unless you're buying in bulk.
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can fit two in a box. I have shipped all over the states and many were pairs of silkies with no problems...most people get them within 24-48 hours. I live in MD and have shipped all the way to CA(on multiple occasions) and New Mexico and they made it there in less than 2 days with no problems!
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup, thats where I will be getting them from.

    Thank You! [​IMG]

    Yeah, I've done some serious searching for the cheapest Horizon boxes and that is the cheapest I have found them!
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    If you have to ship a lot of birds, you can either buy the biggest box Horizon has (I've shipped 7 birds in it) or tape several single-stall boxes together. I can fit 3-4 birds (depending on size) in the Economy NEST box. [​IMG]
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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