transporting chickens to the butcher

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickpeaz, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    I have to take 6 roos to be processed (an hour away) on Wednesday. I do not have a chicken crate available but I do have a large dog crate -- will that work? Is there anything else that might work better?

  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    That should work fine.
  3. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2008
    Roseville, Ontario.
    i've used a large dog crate for some huge turkeys...
    you could also use-
    a box
    a rubbermaid bin
    a rabbit cage
    cat carrier
    whatever you have that will keep them contained
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    put bedding down so they stay clean your processor will appreciate it.
  5. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    Thanks for the help...I'm not sure how much room they should have to move around (I'm assuming not much) and I'm supposing that it would be better if they can't be climbing around all over each other (so shorter would be better than taller). I'm still trying to figure out what we have around the house that will work best...the dog crate is definitely an option. It's just kinda big, is all.

    Thanks again -
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    The dog crate should be fine, and I second the bedding point. Cleanliness, and the fact that a dog crate will probably have a bottom on it that they would slip all over on. Bedding will help.

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