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Old 04-28-2015   #1
 
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Bringing chickens on a week long rafting trip

This seems like a crazy idea but I was inspired by your other requests.

I just got four hens and they should be perfect age to produce eggs in time for my river launch date.

Should I bring them on my trip?

I think chickens can swim in event of a flip, and the eggs would taste really good in the morning.

Seperate question: What is the best everything bag for holding live poultry?

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Been there done that

There once was a man from Slim Pickens
Who floated the Rogue with chickens.
They laid lots of eggs,
But they pecked at his legs.
Damn that hurt like the dickens!

Based on my experience, I would recommend some type of enclosure.
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Brilliant stratagy. Chickens can come in handy and are quite versatile. They can alert you to the presence of dangerous animals approaching and stuff and junk.

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Personaly I think if you had a sheep to take along it would calm the chickens and bring comfort to the crew.

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Just make sure you clean up their poop in camp. Chicken wire wears holes in the tubes. Use orange plastic construction fencing or bamboo cages.
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Do as the promiscuous gay rooster says "Anycock'lldo"
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Where are the sysadms when you need them... I'm calling fowl on this hole thread.
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Do they require an invasive species sticker? PFDs?

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I would love to bring our chickens on a river trip, and have also contemplated the possibility. Would need some sort of portable coop/egg nest that they feel comfortable in for locking them up at night...(dog crate?)
Let them free-range during day at camp and lunch spots. I bet they would decrease the mouse populations. Hard to pick up all the poop.
This would alleviate the chicken sitter needed for every river trip.
We also have ducks...how cool would that be to have them paddle with the trip!
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