Shipping Birds

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Year of the Rooster, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    How do you ship adult birds? As in what would I need or any special things like diets or medication I should give them before shipping? And where would I take them to be shipped? I have a sebright rooster that needs to be shipped from Ohio to Alabama would that be too far? [​IMG]
     
  2. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

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    You would need a special shipping box, and you would probably need to ship it express mail. And, it would be pretty expensive.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I talked to the people that would like him and they said they would pay for the shipping. But just so I know, what kind of box and how much?
     
  4. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a horizon box around 20$ horizon box.com
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The birds will need to be from either a NPIP tested flock, or be tested to ship, otherwise it is illegal to ship.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:However I do ship my birds even I do not have NPIP and they never been returned or anything like that nor anything from the USPS about it. All my flocks are from NPIP and one was from parents of NPIP flock.

    Would I ship? You bet until NPIP and USPS says otherwise.
     
  7. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    http://poultry2.tripod.com/id3.html

    This
    guy is the cheapest to buy boxes from. Just put some wood shavings in the bottom of the box and cut up an apple for him to munch on. You can estimate shipping at this website.

    http://postcalc.usps.gov/
    Dimensions are 20" x 16" tall x 8" wide,
    Weight empty: approx. 1 lb, 9oz.

    So just estimate the weight of the rooster and add 1 lb, 9 oz.
    Call your post office and make sure they ship live animals and ask when the truck leaves. We try to get there about 45 minutes before the truck leaves so they are not in the box longer than they have to be.
    You will have to ship express mail, but with it being a bantam rooster it should only cost $30-$35 to ship.

    Pm me if you have any more questions.

    Rebecca
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Mrs. Turbo :

    http://poultry2.tripod.com/id3.html

    This
    guy is the cheapest to buy boxes from. Just put some wood shavings in the bottom of the box and cut up an apple for him to munch on. You can estimate shipping at this website.

    http://postcalc.usps.gov/
    Dimensions are 20" x 16" tall x 8" wide,
    Weight empty: approx. 1 lb, 9oz.

    So just estimate the weight of the rooster and add 1 lb, 9 oz.
    Call your post office and make sure they ship live animals and ask when the truck leaves. We try to get there about 45 minutes before the truck leaves so they are not in the box longer than they have to be.
    You will have to ship express mail, but with it being a bantam rooster it should only cost $30-$35 to ship.

    Pm me if you have any more questions.

    Rebecca

    Thank you sooo much! That helps alot! [​IMG]
     

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