transporting chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cactus-hen, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. cactus-hen

    cactus-hen Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    How should I transport 30 chickens on a 14 hour drive? I will be moving to
    Central California from Southern Arizona next May.

  2. Nyrial

    Nyrial Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Sounds like it will be a fairly hot drive. What type of vehicle will you be using?
  3. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Songster

    May 24, 2008
    Where are you putting them in? An animal crate or so? They should be fine. However, make sure that you have all the permits and vet certificates to cross the border into California. California will check on it and if you do not have those, you and your animals will have unnecessary trouble. Usually it is no problem from Ca to AZ, but from AZ to Ca they check for all the paper work.
    Have a safe trip!
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Plastic chicken crates are great, but pricey. Otherwise I'd say low profile boxes with lots of ventilation, ideally you'd want to put enough in there to restrict there movement a little so they aren't up and wondering around inside the box. That is tough on a 14 hour drive though. For that long a stretch they are going to require lots of water and that's kind of hard to do in a crowded box, not to mention a moving vehicle.

    Are you really sure you want to move them? Don't forget that you may need NPIP certification and may have to file interstate movement paperwork with the states involved.
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