Transporting Chickens

root_mama

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Help! I have to transport 5 laying hens tonight with a Chicken Tractor I am getting! How do I do this? We will move the tractor on a pick-up, but I am thinking 60 mph on a highway will be so COLD for the hens right? Do I put them in the backseat? (We do live in the South so there is that . . . )

What container could I use? I really have no clue here please help!
 

ranchhand

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I usually use a dog crate with bedding or a big cage of some sort. INSIDE the truck.

I line the back seat of the truck with lots of newspaper for easy cleanup.

Get them settled and provide water as soon as you get home, along with some feed.

I have transported many hens this way. I once carried a rooster 50 miles- and he crowed loudly the whole way!


Good luck!
 

Marlinchaser

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If you have a semienclosed dog crate you could put them in that, and put it up against cab of truck, or place them in a cardboard box, the cold should not bother them, and if in a enclosed/semi enclosed container they would be protected from the wind.
 

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