Best way to transport a sick chick to the vet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JoycieBoycie, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. JoycieBoycie

    JoycieBoycie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I've made an appointment to take my chickadee to the vet after about a week worth of struggling and straining with pooping. Any suggestions on the best way to transport a chick to the vet with the least amount of stress? She'll be 3 weeks old in 2 days and it'll be about 55 degrees out today, so I though about using a hand warmer pouch for heat. We'll have to drive about 25 minutes to get to the vet. Should I use a cat carrier? I also have the original thick cardboard box she was mailed to me in, should I use that?

    Any input is greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I have to transport young birds I use one of those small cooler bags tucked inside my shirt; comforting and warm for the bird.
     
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  3. JoycieBoycie

    JoycieBoycie Out Of The Brooder

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    Great Idea! Thank you!
     

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