Thinking of transporting a dozen or so rooster pheasants 800 miles, 1.5 days in small cages in my truck. They would be released and hunted shortly after release. Would be in November so temps 30-60 degrees.
Is it feasible to travel that distance without food and water?
Any issues crossing state lines?
I’d put some food and water in the cage for transport. I wouldn’t expect to have live healthy birds after virtually 2 days without food or water.
My answer is NO I don’t think it’s feasible to do without food or water.
We feed our chickens a premium, no soy feed called Scratch and Peck which is not pellets but rather seed. Our flock has never had an issue and are extremely healthy. I think wild birds get a higher protein number in their feed but the S&P layer would be fine for them. If you need a pound or 2 for your trip just PM me your address and I’ll get it sent.