Poultry websites from South Africa
A quick search on poultry will yield thousands of chicken related websites. Many do not have chicken house prices or poultry equipment prices. This can be very frustrating for a wannabe poultry farmer – here are a few links. Moving poultry and livestock around South Africa is not highly regulated. Unless there is an out break of avian bird flu the regulations are simple. You will need chicken boxes or poultry crates – sometimes cages are used. Usually the chickens are placed 4 or 5 bird per crate – quite close together – this may seem cruel at first glance – but the reason is to stop the chickens or birds from rattling around the cage when being transported or moved.
Animal travel for most livestock is the same – when moving large livestock like cows etc. the closer they are the less chance of the animals falling over when the vehicle breaks or pulls off. There are plenty of poultry resources which will take you through the processes of farming with poultry in South Africa – Animal travel will move your chickens if need be, although it is an easy enough process to do yourself. Animal transport with Animal travel specialises in moving pets generally – one pet per one box – not 2000 chickens at a time. Animal crates can be made in wood to transport chickens and poultry.