Shipping live birds...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettacreek, May 18, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Still looking into the shipping of button adults. Just wondering exactly how everyone else does it, how much they usually get charged at the post office (including all of the extra services, please list extra services that you get), what boxes you use, etc. Please include as much detail as possible, I really need as much detail as I can get. [​IMG]
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I'm prob no extra help...

    BUUUT I always ship Express just to be safe. Have the customer buy the shipping box, then I wait for it and the MO.

    I call the PO to let them know im bringing in live chicks in a few days (i give them an exact date im bringing them in). I dunno why but mine likes to know when they are coming.

    I pack up the chicks... a line of bedding, then 2 plastic cups taped in teh corners, one with gel and sliced and chopped up very finely apples, then in the other filled to the brim with chick crumbles. Throw in thte chicks...weigh them in the box one last time (all packed up and ready to go)... make sure they are under or at 5lbs (that's my minimum weight I'll ship out at).

    Then off to the PO....with the customers address AND phone number (and I always forget to ask for the dang phone like righ tnow im waiting for michiganwoods to get back to me so i can have her phone number for tomorrrow! [​IMG] LOL)!

    I put the chicks on the counter, tell her that im shipping express, she weighs them, tells me the weight and price, I write in her info, and my return address and number... then we pay, then we say our goodbyes LOL that simple. [​IMG]

    Then I take home my copy of the recepit and send the customer the tracking code [​IMG] Which is most of the time annoyingly useless...but it comes "free" with express shipping. [​IMG]

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