Live Bird Shipping Boxes - USPS Approved Shipping Boxes for live Birds, Gamefowl, Chickens, Poultry, Quail, bantams, pigeons, and more. How do I ship live birds? These Bird shipping Boxes are the best option and have great Air Circulation so your shipped Birds Arrive Alive, Happy, & Healthy!
Dimensions : 18 x 8 x 12" tall
Birds designed for, but not limited to:
Chickens, bantams, passeriformes, pigeons
Mailability of Live Adult Birds info
This box is under the new USPS size threshold of 1 cubic foot so NO dimensional weight charges!
Do's and Don't of shipping Live Birds
✅ Feed and water birds prior to shipment.
✅ Place litter or bedding in the bottom of the box to collect moisture, reduce odors, and provide a foothold.
✅ Place a source of moisture in the box with the birds. This source should be something that will hold it's moisture for several days, not be able to be spilled, and be acceptable or accustomed to the birds such as sliced cucumber, apple, or orange. Do not depend solely on leafy vegetables as these will wilt and loose their moisture content very quickly.
✅ Inform the recipient of the expected delivery time so they will be able to unpack and care for the birds as quickly as possible.
✅ Consult experienced shippers if you have any questions.
✅ Check weather conditions in your area and at the destination to insure that they will not pose a threat to your birds or cause a shipping delay.
✅ Contact your local post office for the delivery schedule that will minimize transit time and insure delivery on a business day.
✅ Write the shipping address on the box in case the shipping label comes off.
❌ ship birds that are injured, ill, or under unusual stress.
❌ remove the white breathable membrane from over the ventilation holes. The membrane protects your birds from airborne pathogens, reduces excitability, and stress, and is REQUIRED by postal regulations.
❌ ship birds in very hot or very cold weather conditions. Remember, the temperature inside a closed container will always be higher than the temperature outside the container. This excess heat can be injurious or fatal to birds in hot weather. This is the reason for our complicated designs. Tolerance of heat and cold varies with species, age, and time of year. If in doubt -- don't ship.
❌ over pack the box. Too many birds in a box can cause over-heating and stress which can be harmful or fatal. Stuffing a box full of birds to save a few bucks on shipping is not worth the risk.
❌ ship birds over the weekend or holiday. They may become stranded!