What to put in shipping box with chickens???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by k625, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys were all such a help, and told me that I could put 2 silkie hens in the single horizen shipping box. I had recieved my 2 polish hens in it previously the year before.

    I know you put shavings in the bottom, but what do you guys usually use for a water source? Fruits, veggies? I heard some people put in a damp sponge for moisture? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks so much!
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would put in a apple cut in half.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple! Some feed companies sell a mushy protein gel meant for chicks and shipped birds. It has all the nutrients a bird would need. You could get that too.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    apples and grapes, strawberries are ok.

    NO melons of any sort, they reeked even after a day and half of shipping. UGH! And messy on the bottom.

    No sponges or liquid in the box otherwise the USPS will deliver the box back to you.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I use Apples cut in half, grapes.
     
  6. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thanks guys so much!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I had a cockeral delivered to me once that had tomato slices with him.
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    You guys just set the apple in the box?
    I guess I never thought about shipping adult birds!
     
  9. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, I have a dumb question, but how do the chickens see the apple in a dark box? I'm not doubting that they do, 'cause you're the experts, but...
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh yeah, tomatoes will do too!

    If they can not see, then at least they can smell, can't they? I usually put in front of the bird when I put the fruit in them and close it up.

    Most of the time they will sleep thru the delivery routes so I dont think they mind it much.
     

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