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In compliance with USPS Publication 52 Section 526.4 (“Live Adult Birds”), chickens are indeed mailable when also shipped in accordance with USPS DMM Section 601 (Mailability) Subsection 9.4.3 as well as USPS Publication 14 (“ Prohibitions and Restrictions on Mailing Plants, Animals, and Related Matter”) Chapter 5.

How do I ship a live bird?

Use the proper box for the bird (s) you are shipping. Bigger is not always better as they can be tossed about inside. The same goes for being aware of the boxes weight limit. NEVER ship late in the week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are the best days for shipping out live birds. Be aware the scans may not always be up to date and accurate.

Is it OK to keep birds in a shipping container?

Confinement of live birds in the container must neither endanger the health of the birds nor subject them to inhumane treatment. Environmental temperatures as high as 99 degrees Fahrenheit must pose no greater physiological stress on birds confined in the container than on birds in containers with conventional ventilation.

What is the fastest way to ship a bird?

The fastest way to ship a bird is with Delta. This is normally same day shipping. You will need to let me know the name of the airport that is closest to you that Delta will go to. After that I will call my airport to set up a time to ship the birds out. Sometimes I can send them out in a day or sometimes in a week.

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How do I ship a bird feeder from my house?

All you need to do is purchase a postage label with shipping software, print it off, attach it to your box, and drop your box off at the Post Office. If you don’t want to leave your birds with the clerk behind the counter, you can also schedule a time for a postal worker to pick up your package.

What is the best day to ship a live bird?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are the best days for shipping out live birds. Be aware the scans may not always be up to date and accurate. The online system updates when the scan guns are plugged back into their cradles at the post office/hub The USPS is only responsible for losses or damage to your bird (s) during shipping.

What do I need to know about shipping birds?

Containers must have the “LIVE ANIMAL” label on it, which is generally provided by the airline. GUIDELINES- Each carrier has special requirements for accepting shipments of birds. They do change from time to time, so you should be sure that you are aware of them before making the trip to the airport.

Can You ship live birds in a box?

A company called Horizon Micro-Environments actually manufactures USPS-approved boxes for shipping live birds, and you can pick some up on their website. Pro Tip: In addition to your recipient’s address information, make sure you include their phone number on the box in case they need to be contacted for any reason during transit.

What happens if my bird dies during shipping?

The USPS is only responsible for losses or damage to your bird (s) during shipping. They are not responsible for death (s) of your bird (s) if the shipping box was not damaged during transit. When you ship via Express mail the PO will give you a “guaranteed” arrive by date/time.

Can you mail adult birds?

Adult birds are also mailable, but you’ll have to adhere to a slew of regulations, including “the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and any state, municipal, or local ordinances,” according to USPS guidelines.

What are the risks of shipping a bird?

Doing so carries the risk of losing the bird (s) shipped, Federal criminal penalties and/or confiscation of bird (s) by US Fish & Wildlife Marshalls. Shipping birds can be made to be less stressful by following some sensible advice from experienced shippers and adhering to the rules and regulations of the shippers.

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Is it better to ship a bird by air or counter-to-counter?

In most cases, air cargo is sufficient. In some locations, it’s better because the birds are handled by experienced animal cargo staffers. Counter-to-counter may also not be as secure as air cargo in some larger airports since the carriers are more accessible to the general public.

Can You ship live birds through USPS?

The USPS doesn’t have to allow us to ship live birds, and it is up to us to understand the rules completely so we do not put our birds at risk. DO NOT count on your local USPS office to know the rules for shipping, 9 times out of 10 they dont have a clue.

How long does it take for Delta to ship birds?

Shipping & Info. Shipping with the post office can be next day or second day delivery. Some birds can not be shipped with the post office and has to be shipped with Delta. Let me know what bird you want and I can tell you the way they can be shipped.

How far should bird feeders be from a house?

Bird feeders can be placed at any distance from a house. So you can enjoy birds on your porch or deck even if you don’t have much of a yard. If you have a large yard you may be better able to watch birds if the feeders are a bit farther from the house.

Is it safe to ship birds in the mail?

This has only happened a couple of times and each time the birds were still safe . I place a small cup of water and food in the shipping box with the birds. So if any birds are late at least they have what they need to survive. Birds handle shipping very well and you don’t need to worry about it. I will answer any and all questions you might have.

How do you package a pet bird for shipping?

Package your birds using the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the containers you’re using. Each bird must weigh more than 6 ounces. Do not place any food or water in your containers because they cause damage to the containers and other mail. Present your packaged birds at your local post office for inspection.

What animals can be shipped in the mail?

The following live, day–old animals are acceptable for mailing when properly packaged: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, guinea birds, partridges, pheasants (only during April through August), quail, and turkeys. All other types of live, day–old poultry are nonmailable. Day–old poultry vaccinated with Newcastle disease (live virus) also is nonmailable.

Can I ship birds via USPS?

PLEASE NOTE: It’s still ILLEGAL to ship birds via USPS (Post Office) with the exception of chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, doves, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, quail, ducks, geese, and swans. Doing so carries the risk of losing the bird (s) shipped, Federal criminal penalties and/or confiscation of bird (s) by US Fish & Wildlife Marshalls.

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Can I send live birds through the post?

Any live birds you intend to send via the Postal Service must be healthy, properly packaged and dispatched by express delivery. Failure to ensure that your birds are presented correctly at your local post office could result in your shipment being rejected. Ensure that the birds you want to ship are disease free.

What are the risks of shipping birds without reporting them?

You not only risk having the birds confiscated, but you risk whatever the penalties are. The Postmasters sending and receiving these shipments without reporting them are also at risk of losing their jobs. TIPS – Try to avoid shipping birds around major holidays and on Fridays and weekends.

What is the best way to transport a pet bird?

Airborne Animals LLC can supply an appropriate shipping crate for your pet bird’s travel. Although a crate can be custom made from wood, it must then meet international requirements for wooden containers. More frequently, we modify a cat or dog crate to meet the IATA requirements for a bird container.

What happens if you don’t report birds to the postmaster?

You not only risk having the birds confiscated, but you risk whatever the penalties are. The Postmasters sending and receiving these shipments without reporting them are also at risk of losing their jobs. TIPS – Try to avoid shipping birds around major holidays and on Fridays and weekends.

Can I use Priority Mail Express to ship live birds and poultry?

Using Priority Mail Express to ship live birds and poultry gets expensive. You’re paying for speed, after all. The good news is, you can use online shipping software to buy discounted postage, and you’ll save yourself a lot of money!

Is it safe to ship birds?

Probably not! Because birds can become stressed so easily, shipping can be extremely harmful or even fatal to them.

What happens if you ship a bird with you?

Doing so carries the risk of losing the bird(s) shipped, Federal criminal penalties and/or confiscation of bird(s) by US Fish & Wildlife Marshalls. GUIDE TO BRINGING SUPPORT OR SERVICE ANIMALS WITH YOU

Can You ship live birds with the postal service?

Believe it or not, you can ship live birds and poultry with the United States Postal Service. However, there are quite a few guidelines you’ll need to follow when doing so.