Shipping Boxes for Goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by NapoleanGoose, May 21, 2011.

  1. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do other breeders use for shipping boxes? I have four 3 week old Dewlap Toulouse goslings I need to ship. They have outgrown the single nest box I bought. Will an Economy box be big enough?

    Thanks!
    Sierra
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Alaska
    I'd be waiting to ship until they were more mature.
     
  3. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     
  4. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed

    Do you think 5 weeks old is old enough?
    Thanks
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
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    I think the convention wisdom is that if they are not shipped as day old goslings then you must wait until they are adults. I guess it might also depend somewhat on how far they have to go and what the weather might be. Really hot is really hard on everyone.
     
  6. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very true. I'll see what I can do and I'll watch the weather closely.
    Thanks!
    Sierra
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The USPS only allows the shipping of day olds and adults.
    If you must ship them make sure they are shipped Express Mail
    and that they will arrive over night.
    Even with Express Mail it can sometimes take 2 days.
     

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