How to Move with Your Flock of Chickens
What the FLOCK?! Before we start,I wish to describe that when we’re utilizing the word “flock”, we are describing backyard chickens. The suggestions provided are not suitable for commercial poultry, but these ideas can be utilized when you’re moving with
any backyard poultry.With living in Ohio and 50% of it being farmlands, the itch to begin my own flock and be more in touch with where my food (in this case eggs) comes from grew immensely. Fast forward to two years living here and I now have a flock of 28 chickens and 10 ducks. Needless to say, they are part of our family and we have grown to know each of their personalities, so when we choose to make our final move and purchase a home, them coming with us will not even be a concern.
When you have your own flock, you understand that regardless of their resilience to various environmental factors, these” regular derived”animals are most delicate to tension. Before making any move, whether cross country or in your area, correctly planning the move for your flock will be crucial in making certain that they endure their BIG move.
Know The Legal Requirements When you are carrying animals, especially those considered to be’livestock’, you will discover that there are many requirements and limitations. This is specifically real if you are transferring to another state. Depending on your destination and the states you will drive through to get there, you may require to prepare several months ahead of your move. The American Veterinary Medical Associationoffers a fantastic resource to help you start. You ought to also contact your(new )state’s Animal Health Authorities. You can download a complete directory site of the state animal health officials on the USAHA website.Local Ordinances and Zoning Not all cities and counties permit yard chickens, and those that do may impose strict limitations
. You’ll desire to make certain that your new
city and county enable backyard chickens in the early phases of planning your move. To do this, you’ll require to contact your regional federal government. More typically than not you’ll be trying to find the department that deals with regulations or zoning.With preparation came hours of comprehensive research study on how to securely transport my flock, so I’ve decided to assemble and breakdown some tips into 3 different steps. Prepare