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Lindsay Helton

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Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:21:50 AM »
Sharing a link for these pet carriers because I love to use them for shows and they are fairly cost effective. They come in a set of 12 and are perfect for large fowl pullets or hens. I actually prefer them over the wooden show boxes I have for hens because they are lighter weight, less bulky, and I can put a label on each box with info pertaining to the pullet/hen that it contains. If you worry about picking up germs at shows, the carriers can be burned afterwards. I still prefer the larger wooden show boxes for cockerels.  :)


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Oasis-Disposable-Pet-Carrier-Cardboard-12-CASE/165260749?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=2247&adid=22222222228049950201&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=147381876937&wl4=pla-326552031557&wl5=9013653&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113148302&wl11=online&wl12=165260749&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjwqNnqBRATEiwAkHm2BLNvFi8b7WpLGbvZY483C8b0mUqZrqIev4QKOQyxK3Y5Me7BkqSP-RoCcG8QAvD_BwE
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Re: Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 01:56:54 PM »
Good bantam boxes are easy to find, though you can't find beer boxes like some of the old folks liked so much.
These bantam sized boxes are upcycled from the fast food store when you purchase family sized portions. They also encourage the bantams to show better or else. The one in this auction is little pricey, but the ones with the food freshly removed work just as well Lindsay.

https://www.ebay.com/i/163644157644?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163644157644&targetid=593772057973&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9009983&poi=&campaignid=2089366239&mkgroupid=74065438021&rlsatarget=aud-622524041238:pla-593772057973&abcId=1141026&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwIPrBRCJARIsAFlVT89WHXY_AQRCt4oPex7H8ZY6OYxRPxzfQJplFwe-Nb-Z7KQCj-Df_CEaAuNbEALw_wcB
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Re: Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 11:31:19 AM »
Show carriers were offered in the auction for the club.  These wooden boxes are made by James Treadway in TN and they are available in 3-4 hole options for bantams. These typically sell for around $40-50 per box. And he can deliver to shows he attends or shipped directly to your home. Mention the ABC, James has been very generous to the club for several events. LF boxes are usually custom items to work out sizes and prices. 

Vinson Workman also makes these boxes or similar ones and he is located in KY.  There are other folks offering boxes in other parts of the country as well. 

I am happy to provide contacts for either of these folks.  Happy New Year! 


 
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Re: Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 07:46:59 PM »
Do any of you guys have the dimensions for the LF show boxes? Thinking of having a friend that does woodwork make some for us. Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 10:12:26 PM »
Do any of you guys have the dimensions for the LF show boxes? Thinking of having a friend that does woodwork make some for us. Thanks!

Someone had some listed for sale a while back. A 4 stall box that holds four pullets or hens was 8 inches wide, 16 inches tall and 16 inches deep per stall, and a 3 stall box was 10 inches wide, 16 inches tall and 16 inches deep per stall.

Hopefully someone will comment regarding their experience with using pullet/hen show boxes that have similar dimensions as listed above. I have not personally used show boxes for hens with the dimensions listed above so I can’t comment regarding how well they work for large fowl Ameraucanas.

The dimensions for a 2 stall large box for cockerels was listed as 24 inches wide, 24 inches tall and 24 inches deep (there was a divider in the middle and each individual stall was 12 inches wide). I have two of the 2 stall large boxes with those dimensions and they have worked very well for cockerels and cocks.

Vinson Workman is on Facebook. He makes show boxes and ships them if you do not want to build anything. You will want the surface to be smooth so that it does not damage the feathers.
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Re: Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 10:49:19 PM »
 I have 2 hole LF boxes James Treadway built for me in 2017. Dimensions are almost identical to the measurements Lindsay gave. They have worked fine for me. If I remember right I think they were $55 plus freight. They were KD floor, sides and top and you just screwed them together.

One advantage to the pet carriers and I use them also is if they are plastic, you can power wash them and then disinfect them easily.
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Re: Pet Carriers / Show Boxes
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 12:34:43 AM »
We use pet carriers but thought maybe a box might be better for us. Thanks for the numbers! That’s something I can go off of.

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 08:54:27 AM »
Stephan, The wood boxes are nice for bantams especially. They are compact so you can get more birds in a truck bed or deck space. One thing to consider is the weight when making them. Most of the folks that sell them use thin Luan panels and light pine. Even then when you load them with birds and stack a couple they are a strain to carry any distance. This might be easier if you could put a handle on them to carry them like a suit case to the side of your body. And you'll see some folks at the shows with all kinds of carts now too. This is especially obvious when you are talking LF. Three to four LF will weigh 20 lbs plus. -  Let me put some numbers together and I will send you an email. 

The dog carriers are much easier to carry and clean. But they are not usually sized to maximize the number of birds to be placed in a truck bed. They seem effective in bringing larger groups of sale birds together.
They can also be broken down to stack and store in less space than several of the wood boxes. The same is true of the plastic totes. If you can find a way to fix the lid, ventilate and handle those, they really are easy to empty and integrally stack in the corner of the garage.  Good Luck and let us know if you find some new options. 
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