Is It Safe for Chickens to Travel?
Yes, it is safe provided they are transported properly, if you think about it it’s much like if you had collected them yourself and popped them in a cat carrier…
Each chicken is given a health check by our chicken experts prior to being sent to ensure they are happy, healthy and ready for their new home.
Chickens are delivered in one of our ventilated chicken carriers, these boxes are created by our team with a minimum of 8 large vent slits (not holes) these slits allow for a better air circulation through the carrier. All boxes are lined firstly with absorbent chick paper and then with a layer of sawdust to ensure all poop is absorbed and not left on your chickens’ feet. We sometimes infuse the sawdust with lavender to help the birds feel calmer on their journey. We have 4 different box sizes depending on quantity of hens purchased and the size of the breeds.
Hens are transported by our dedicated drivers who are all trained by us and know how to look after the birds on their journey, for most of the mainland UK, and Wales hens are delivered from farm to your door in under 8 hours, for deliveries further away from us, we use an overnight courier. This enables a stopover midway so your hens are not in transport for too long, they get an overnight stop for a rest, feed, water etc..
All our team have the hen’s welfare at the forefront and every care is taken to ensure they are happy on their travels.