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I saw a post on Hooblie.com regarding some ringneck doves available through a rescue in Chicago. I contacted them to see if they could ship the doves since I'm in southern KY. They got back to me and said that they haven't before shipped, but if I could tell them how to do it they would be happy to send me the 3 pairs they have for cost of shipping :D

I know how to ship, but I'm not sure exactly what to use for this many?

Would the horizon single N.E.S.T. be too small for 6 ringnecks? If so, I assume I'd need the economy N.E.S.T.?

This is the single N.E.S.T.: http://www.hm-e.net/p1single_new.htm
This is the economy N.E.S.T.: http://www.hm-e.net/p2economy.htm

If I need the economy N.E.S.T., would I have to use the dividers? I know I've read that ringnecks can be aggressive towards other males, but does that matter when shipping?

What type of 'food' would they need, and how much? I assume apples, oranges, and millet sprays are okay? How many of each for 6 birds?

I recently shipped some button quail. 6 birds with 4-1/4's of orange, 2-1/4's of apple, and 2 millet sprays. They had plenty left over when they got there, but I just wanted to be sure :)
 

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The single nest is big enough to safely ship 6 doves in.
Have them ship them by USPS Express Mail, though the Post Office.
There is a postal calculator for express mail at:
http://postcalc.usps.gov/
that you can use to estimate the cost of shipping.
The poundage should be between 3 and 4 pounds, so use 4 pounds for the shipping weight since the Post Office rounds up to the next whole pound.
Enter both zip codes, select package, enter the poundage and click continue to determine the cost.
It is against Postal Code to place food and liquid in the box and food dust can clog the micro-fiber filters.
The doves will be fine without food and water for the short time it takes to arrive.
I have shipped a few hundred doves and several thousand pigeons, this year alone, without food and water in the box.
Good luck.
 

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It's against regulations? I have gotten a few birds shipped to me (mainly chickens) and they always have some kind of fruit or veggie in there to 'eat'. Doves don't need that? I'd hate for them to get lost and starve to death :(
 

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It is best not to put anything such as water, food etc in the box. The birds will only cause the extra items to be soiled and or spilled. The birds most likely will not get "lost" as long as proper shipping procedures are followed. I have never had any problems shipping or receiving birds through express mail. Joe
 

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They also can be sent to you via Continental Airlines in an approved kennel. Because they are small, they could be placed in the same kennel. Since they will need to come to you via air anyway...this would be much quicker and less stressful. The cost would be about $75..
The airline can give you instructions for modiflying a regular kennel.
Here's a link...

http://www.pigeonangels.com/open-yo...ontinental-airlines-pet-information-t1867.htm
 
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