Shipping pullets

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I am going to order some pullets soon, this will be my first time ever
    ordering chickens and keeping chickens to boot. I have a few questions that
    I wanted to put out there for anyone who has done this already.

    1. How do they arrive, In wood crates? or in boxes? do they have room to be
    comfortable during the shipment or are they crammed like you see on the live stock
    trucks on the highways.

    2. When ordering pullets about what age are they? A pullet is a hen under 1
    year, I wanted to know how close they are to the year mark when they are
    shipped.

    3. After their long travel what should be some of the first things I do for them
    when I get them? Besides give them food and water or is that it?

    4. Any other information that some of the seasoned chicken keeps out
    there think I should know would also be great.

    Thanks
     

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