What do you transport your chickens in to go to a show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cherprit, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. cherprit

    cherprit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    I'm showing my silkies for the first time! So excited, any advice appreciated!!!
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    Cardboard boxes, plastic totes, or custom wooden boxes work. Make sure there are plenty of ventilation holes!
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I transport mine in custom made show box transporters, designed to be dark and calming, small as to restrict movement with smooth sides so it doesn't mess up their feathers, it must have a slide opening preferably in the top, no places for food or water as you don't need this and it makes a mess. Try and make the boxes where they hold no more than 4 banty or 2 LF holes for easier carrying and loading, plus when cooping in, line them with plenty of clean large chunk shavings. If you notice almost all show folks use these type show boxes, mainly because they work and are the best choice.
  4. wdc1952

    wdc1952 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2009
    Kearney, Missouri
    I have used a lot of the portable pet carriers that my wife and I pick up at various garage sales over the years. I sanitize them and mark the cages with my name, add lots of pine shavings insert 1or 2 birds, depending whether or not it is a bantam or not and then off to the show. I use larger carriers to fit the size of bird, bantam or large fowl. I also have a custom made wooden carrying box, very nice, but has handles on each side vs the pet carriers handles on top. Just a little easier to carry. My thoughts only.

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  5. cherprit

    cherprit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Quote:Where do you get these show boxes?
  6. NC Giants

    NC Giants Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2010
    Several of the local shows I attend have folks there selling them. They can custom build them to ypur specs or they usually have the boxes sized for the breed. For example: a modern game would need a diff sized box than a cochin. A bantam would need a diff size vs. A large fowl. Consider your vehicle that you drive to the show too. If a 4 stall box is too long u may want 2 2 stall boxes. Or a 3 stall and a 2 stall. I live in NC and have a local guy that shows and builds boxes. He does a good job and they are fairly lite weight.
  7. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    this is what i use i raise bantam breeds so you have to make the box fit the breed of bird you want to transport [​IMG] these where made by a pro cabinet maker in So Cal .

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