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    Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Whats your guys thoughts, opinions, observations, and views?

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Sorry so many deleted threads guys lol couldnt get the poll thing strait

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    The Mexican ones are better for long hauls.the regular ones work good for local shows.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Honestly I use both and it depends on how far I go, what vehicle I use, the weather, the temperment of the fowl, and actually the size of the fowl I'm hauling are just some of the variables in my decision of which type I use. I really like to use the Mexican style the most when possible.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I pretty much use these all the time now...


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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    What about this?

    Pretty cool Thai box for the local hackfight around the corner Or take it with you on your motorcycle

    Cheers!


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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    That guy looks ready for either a hack fight or a fire fight, name yer poison LOL!

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I'd like to have one of those to use when trimming.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    The shipping box crate is also a handy bird carrier if you're not traveling far. It's $8 per hole now, better than cardboard shipping box which I believe is $10 or more. In the Philippines, they come in cardboard boxes or corrugated plastic with different color like green, brown, etc.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    hah. we put holes in a suitcase and put the chicken in there like a boss. =). we even layered a good nice carpet in there for them.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    We used old suitcases with holes all around for my first derby. The pit owner asked if we came to fight or stay awhile lol. We went three n one and took the money. Looked like carpetbaggers leaving out. Ahh I miss them times

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    This are what i use

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    The first time I saw the Mexican carry case I was at CircleClub. A big long catallac pulled up and 9 or 10 Hispanic guys got out and took 20 cocks out of the trunk. I was like wow! Them guys really know how to pack. I never was comfortable hauling mine like that but everyone does it any more. One thing for sure. He won't be scratching around.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I'm not crazy about mexican boxes I believe they stress a rooster being confined like that

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I've travelled them both ways plenty of times Chad and honestly the majority stress out more in boxes. When they snug in there right they seem to zone off and don't make a sound. In boxes they scratch and peck at the box and jump out as soon as you open it. Something in there mechanics makes them comfortable in the carry box. I won't move them any other way now

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry F View Post
    I've travelled them both ways plenty of times Chad and honestly the majority stress out more in boxes. When they snug in there right they seem to zone off and don't make a sound. In boxes they scratch and peck at the box and jump out as soon as you open it. Something in there mechanics makes them comfortable in the carry box. I won't move them any other way now
    Hey Jerry how's the explorer running? Was it the thermostat

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    Nope. It was a ripped hose that ran under the thermostat

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Quote Originally Posted by chad123 View Post
    I'm not crazy about mexican boxes I believe they stress a rooster being confined like that
    I'm with you Chad. I've made many of these boxes for cocks traveling to Mexico years ago. Fist time I ever saw one my friend brought one for me to copy. I think they are good to travel cocks in but not to a show. I think they restrict a cock too much. He can't move like he is used to and I feel it stiffens them up. I like the old standard light weight 5 hole boxes with drop in doors in front with 4 in. of screen on the back. Wish I was loading up now.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry F View Post
    I've travelled them both ways plenty of times Chad and honestly the majority stress out more in boxes. When they snug in there right they seem to zone off and don't make a sound. In boxes they scratch and peck at the box and jump out as soon as you open it. Something in there mechanics makes them comfortable in the carry box. I won't move them any other way now
    I read somewhere that when you travel birds is that you face them forward. But then some say that if they're in a box and facing forward they'll move back and forth, so the best way it to travel them side ways in the box.

    I agree that the Mexican box is much more compact and they won't bounce around much when you travel. I remember traveling stags on a Mexican box and they sit on top of a space inside a camper of a pickup truck. They did well on a show for a six and one half hour drive.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    IMO the mex box is the best. Roosters move/look for something to pick up and eat/scratch in them other carry cases. I've seen people pull them out of them carry cases with broken toe nails and other stupid stuff happen when you get to the show. Main thing is to NOT let them get hot in the mex box. I invest to much time into show preparation to have lil' accidents happen during travel time and I've found the mex box eliminates a lot of these lil things. It's not a bad idea to put them cocks in them once in awhile while your doing something else on the farm to help them get used to it. Try to reduce the stress factor as much as you can. Yfis

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I made all my boxes, had 0 cracks and was slick sanded and sealed on the inside never had any tro. Cocks fed before going to Sunset or Newport and slept all the way Would not usually crow over a couple of times. Content and happy. Just what me and them got used to.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    If I get roosters thats making a fuss scratching in the box I'll just leave them at home

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I put a pice of carpet in the box and take it out when I stop to drop ,and clean it.
    i think if you put them in keep stalls in keep and drop pens often then they won't go crazy in the standard carry box as they will be used to some confinement.
    Some top cockers are standing up for the Mexican box so I think there must be something to it.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Just make sure you put them in the box correctly or you could stress them out because you get stressed out not being able to get them in there. I've seen alot of people put them in by putting them in with their legs bent in with the body and the bird fights it the whole way. To put them in you gotta hold their legs back, put their body in first and let the bird kick his feet in and make himself comfortable

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I run a pit for several years. A man I knew and had done well several times showed up and he used the mex. boxes. One of his cocks was dead. He said "He was always high strung."

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    I went to a show 10hrs. from home one time and seen a man that plays around my area. He traveled 8hrs and hauled them in the mexican boxes. I asked him why he hauled in those boxes and he said that was the birds natural resting position. He also hauled them sideways. He went on to lose his 5th in a 6.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Ive hauled 100 cocks from the Midwest to East LA. All in Mexican boxes. Twenty four hours non stop. It was in late December. Upon arrival one of the fellas sons grabbed out a muff and took him and hacked him for big money in a alley. He won quick. But when the weather is hot I prefer to haul them in single stall T-pee type boxes. They will get warm in the Mexican style.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Thanks for bringing this up. I had never really considered using a Mexican box before but after reading the comments I think I will try it at least once.

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    How do most of the American guys on here like the Mexican boxes?

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    Re: Regular Carrying Cases or Mexican/Filipino Carrying Cases

    Never used them for anything more than taking several to someone's place or bringing several back from same. Usually by myself n preferring the stall boxes, I have 3 stalls to a box, I don't have to ask for help that way. But I can see where a Mex style would be good for long trips as long as they are ventilated correctly and of good construction.

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