Usps Shipping Temps For Adult Poultry

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Northwood Silkies, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what the shipping temps are for shipping with USPS? Would like to know what the lowest temp you can ship adult poultry is?
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    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I wouldn't be at all concerned about cold temps for adults.(chicks are a different matter) After all they're in a box. Any of my birds survive in unheated buildings and outside all winter. I would think a box with bedding would be much warmer.

    Personally, I wouldn't consider shipping above 70 degrees. If the truck or whatever is in the sun 70 becomes 90, 80 becomes 100 and without air flow death ensues.
     
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  4. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, I know about the warmer temps but was curious about the colder temps. Didn't know if they had a set temp for shipping or not..
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