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Old 04-30-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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In the morning I like some eggs with my Spam but I guess my trailer bounces alot because when I get to my camp spot I usually have busted eggs all over the fridge. I decided for my next trip to bring along a couple of my chickens but can't figure out the best way to haul them. I wanted to attach a cage on the back of the trailer but I'm afraid that their feathers may blow off during the trip and they wouldn't lay eggs. Plus if you've ever seen a bald chicken it's scary. I'd carry them in my truck but there's already enough cackling going on from the wife. Does anyone have experience bringing livestock along, other than the plain dog or cat? Thank you.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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OK, are you serious????

Have you used one of those silly looking mini egg suitcases? We bought one just for fun, but of course, haven't set out on our maiden voyage to see if it works.
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I want to suggest bringing along some 'Spam on the hoof', but my vision of a couple of hogs with their snouts, lips, ears, and other spammy parts missing is worse than your hairless chickens.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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In the morning I like some eggs with my Spam but I guess my trailer bounces alot because when I get to my camp spot I usually have busted eggs all over the fridge.
Get down to Andy's for a dynamic wheel balance. This kind of bouncing is hard on the frame and other trailer parts.

As for chickens, just stick the cage in the floor over a tarp and put them outside when you get to where you are going. You can get used to the smell, the tarp collects the poop and spilled water (you do need to have water and feed in the cage), and the other debris, such as down all over the inside of the trailer, can be cleaned up every now and then.

If you get worried about theft (of either the chickens or the eggs) at a camp, then just keep the chickens inside. I'm sure you can set up a coop in the corner someplace with a bit of handywork.
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No offense to the missy, but you know the cackling inside the truck as well as the defeathering issue might be solved with just a swap in location.....
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Cut up the spam, put it in the egg carton, spam omlet when you get to the campground.

If you really want fresh eggs daily, why not ducks? Put some water in the shower, close the door and they should be fine.

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But a bit more seriously, we have tried several egg-safety ideas and the best thing we have found is to wrap them in a cloth and place them in one of the door trays. We tried one of the egg suitcases but the pressure that the it exerts on the top (plastic fingers) of the eggs cracks them. I did take the Dremel and route out the "holding" fingers on the suitcase and that seemed to stop it from cracking them. The egg-suitcase is convenient but to work you will need to do some mods.
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:55 PM   #8
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The egg-suitcase is convenient but to work you will need to do some mods.
And buy small eggs...

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I found the answer. If I get the right kind of chickens I can mount a cage on the outside of the trailer and not worry about feathers blowing off. http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsst...6075/story.htm
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the one with nice tail feathers
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being something of an expert on poultry I'm often asked, "why don't chickens wear underwear?" It's simple....they have their peckers on their face.
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seriously

I buy my eggs in the clear plastic cartons; 6 for a short trip and 12 for a longer trip. I simply put the plastic carton on the fridge shelf and I have never had a broken egg in 15 years of trailering.

You must have a rough riding trailer if you break eggs in the commercial cartons.
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