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transporting hen with chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by little blue, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    we are selling one of our hens with her chicks she has 2 chicks about a week old should i put the chicks in the box with her or should i seperate for transport.the box is very big with alot of room.
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If she is flighty, then ship separate, otherwise with chicks. I move game hen with chicks and a rooster in cat carrier on back of motor cycle twice a year. Birds tolerate it enough that I can get them walk into box on their own. Watch for heat stress.
     

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