Any tips for rubber tramping with chickens? (1 Viewer)

jack boy

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We have 3 chickens. Looking for ideas to keep them happy and safe in their cages while moving. Also, any ideas or tips for quick setup/ takedown coop so we can set them up anywhere we stop. I've seen collapsible coops but any other suggestions are much appreciated.
 
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trashswag86

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I'd wonder how much the ambient noise and movement would effect them. Idk lick about chickens, but I'm guessing you wouldn't get any eggs.

Also, isn't there a Muppet movie where they're road-tripping and there's chickens aboard? Did you grow up watching that?
 

jack boy

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So after 2000 miles with chickens I really have to say they're not much fun to travel with. They ride fine and are pretty quiet. I've been using my pups crate for them but it's a real pain loading and unloading them everyday. The worst part is the smell. I have had to hose out the cages every opportunity but unfortunately that is sometimes hard to find.

I got the idea to bring them along after seeing a thing about a guy who had a hen on his boat but he must've kept it up deck bc I can't imagine living with them this closely for any real length of time. This has been a fun little experiment but all in all I wouldnt recommend it. Pics attached are birds and their cage after one day.
 

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Jackthereaper

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So after 2000 miles with chickens I really have to say they're not much fun to travel with. They ride fine and are pretty quiet. I've been using my pups crate for them but it's a real pain loading and unloading them everyday. The worst part is the smell. I have had to hose out the cages every opportunity but unfortunately that is sometimes hard to find.

I got the idea to bring them along after seeing a thing about a guy who had a hen on his boat but he must've kept it up deck bc I can't imagine living with them this closely for any real length of time. This has been a fun little experiment but all in all I wouldnt recommend it. Pics attached are birds and their cage after one day.
I saw a few people who kept some chickens in basic cages on their tramps on catamarans, thats the only way i would even consider taking any, and they would be cornish x for meat. i was thinking when i read the original post the smell will be outrageous inside. It seems you have learned that.

Ducks hold their poop a lil better and make better companions too. You can also diaper them
 

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