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Transportation Cages

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by enggass, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I find a low cost Poultry Trans Cage to take my birds for processing?
    The cheapest I can seem to find online are around $60... What do you all use?
    Something that can hold around 10 birds +/- and can be loaded into a pickup.

    Thanks.
     
  2. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your processor allow you to use a dog crate? That's what most people around here use - the size for a German Shepherd or Golden Retriever. They can be purchased used for $10-$15 usually. (At least here.)
     
  3. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use our rabbit carrier when we need to move the birds. I had 13 pullets in a 3 hole/section carrier yesterday when the wind was trying to flip their pen over. Full grown I can usually fit 2 birds per hole when we go to the fair. I made my own but bass equipment has them up to 3 holes.
     
  4. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a dog crate, large one. Just make sure your processor allows it. I think some don't.
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    check with your processor, some let you come and get carriers the day before from them
     
  6. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Produce (banana and apple/orange) boxes work well as long as they are the taller ones. And supermarkets usually throw them away. Banana boxes are pretty heavy duty, but the more spindly ones could have a cut of cardboard put in the bottom to stiffen it up.


    I wouldn't think that your processor would have a problem with something that previously held food. [​IMG]

    I personally just put my bird in trunk of my Corolla and lined it with feed bags and a tarp beforehand. I think took a scrap piece of 2 X 4 welded wire fence and bent it to cover the trunk opening before closing the lid. The processor I used just transferred them to their crates as needed. Beware though, if you do this, the country boys will roll with laughter upon seeing it. [​IMG]
     

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