Transporting and temporary housing for chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pekins, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Pekins

    Pekins Hatching

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    I have 2 Pekin Bantams who are being transported (by car) to my new home about 9 hours away. They will be transported in a large dog crate that has a wire front and has a solid floor and walls with holes around the side for ventilation. As their chicken tractor/coop will not reach my new home for a day or so after they arrive, will the chickens be able to sleep in the dog crate at night although it doesn't have a roost? They will free range through the day, although at night will be in the crate to keep them safe. I can fit their nesting box in the crate although this means they will still be on the bottom of the crate. I look forward to any advice (the hens are 7 months old). Cheers, Lisa
     
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    iT WILL BE NO PROBLEM FOR THEM TO SET ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CRATE FOR SO FEW DAYS

    MANY PEOPLE i KNOW KEEP HENS AND ROOSTERS IN THEM IN THE BIG CITIES

    SO JUST SO THEY HAVE FEED AND WATER DAILY WILL BE OKAY
    EMAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS
     
  3. Pekins

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    Thanks Glenda for your quick response. I'm OK now with them staying in the crate for 2 days or so. Cheers Lisa
     

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