Shipping adult birds

clip_image001_0000Big birdsUSPS has revised its regulations on the shipping of adult birds. The new regulations go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 3.

According to Domestic Mail Manual 601.9.3.4, the list of disease-free adult birds that could previously be shipped domestically only included adult chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, doves, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, quail, ducks, geese and swans.

Under the revised rule, USPS will allow the shipment of any disease-free live adult birds weighing up to 25 pounds. The mailer and the mailing must comply with all applicable government laws and regulations.

Alicia P. Helton | Manager Shipping & Mailing Solutions | U. S. Postal Service – HQ Sales | AR District|
420 Natural Resources Drive | Little Rock, AR 72205-9634 | www.usps.com

2 Responses to Shipping adult birds

  1. Hello, I am going to be shipping 6 day old light weight Geess from Ohio to GA. What size box would you recommend? Also, do you also sell the heat packs for shipping, or could you point me in the direction as to where I can buy them
    As well? Thanks

    • Sorry for such a late response. As for the geese I would suggest a 16 bird box due to the size of the Geese so they wont be cramped and inclined to attacking each other. I’m sorry to say we do not sell heat packs but what you can due is take and put hand warmers under the bottom cardboard insert to keep them from eating them. This will make sure they stay warm without risk of the birds or fowl eating them. Hope this helped! 🙂

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