Shipping Bantam Chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TommyVT05, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    Have anyone here shipped out live birds or "chickens" in the past? I usually though the underline rule to do so is 40F - 80F right?

    I am getting a Trio Bantam Onagadori from Mr. Hyde, but then from what I heard from him, its ok to ship @ 30F even.

    I wasn't quite too sure about this because I check online and most said 45F - 80F, but maybe different states have diff rules, especially if its from the East Cost?

    What experiences in the past have you had at shipping birds this time of year and any suggestions on shipping the birds here successfully? It will leave from New Jersey and come here to me in San Diego.

    This week...its going to be 65 - 80F here and full of Sun!

  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I recently had a trio of Silkies shipped to me from Minnesota and a pair of long tails from Georgia. I'm in Maine, if you hadn't guessed, and it's no where near 45 deg. They were fine, the silkie hens even laid an egg in the box on the way here.

    Just add a piece of fresh fruit in the box and maybe some other treats.
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Wow, thats cool. She MUST not by shy then to lay an egg in a "dark" area. Haha. What kind of longtail did you get? you think it was @ least around 30F when it was shipped? If so...I guess different posts have diff. rules because of weather variations

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