where do u buy poultry shipping boxes??

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hi all I may need to ship out my 3 -2 1/2 month old standard sized cochins to TN--first ,where do I buy the shipping box and is there an easy thread or post that had any info how to calculate and get to as close to the real cost of shipping?? I have been on USPS and was lost and searched on the net to find info and I must be putting in the wrong info because nothing I have come up with was helpful-Even if I dont ship these birds this week I have to learn because I have some that are positively getting shipped in a bit. Thanks peeps and help would be great!
     
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    You can get boxes on eggbid (shipping supplies), or Cutler's Supply in MI, or directly from Horizon Micro-Environments. I got a zone chart and Express Mail postage chart from my postmaster. See if they will give you a copy. Then I weigh my birds in the boxes using a baby scale I got on eBay. Works great for me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you can buy online at Horizon... they are expensive though! But the boxes you buy MUST be approved, or the PO will not ship them.
     
  4. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

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    You can also buy boxes here.

    http://www.boxesforbirds.com/Page3.html

    These are USPS approved and really nice boxes, they don't have single stall boxes but if shipping multiple birds these are somewhat cheaper I have found.

    Also they will send you only 1 box if that is all you want where some of the others wants you to buy multiple boxes.
     
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    What? People can actually ship live chickens in the mail?!?
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    When did this happen?!? And why don't I have more chickens?!?
     
  6. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

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    Oohh I want to learn how to ship also. Can you make a journal thread about what you have learned about shipping. [​IMG]
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I will try and document as much as I can as far as what I have and will earn to help everyone:)
     
  8. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    How old are the chickens you ship, sonew123?
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:These guys are 2 1/2 months old:)
     
  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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