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Bringing them home

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lysette85, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Lysette85

    Lysette85 In the Brooder

    Dec 16, 2012
    New York
    It's about 45 degrees out today and we are going to get the chicks soon. They will have about a half hour ride home. We'll keep the heat going in the car but I'm worried home how to transport them. All we have is a 2x1 storage box with pine shavings in it...should we keep the lid on it to keep heat in?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sine the car will be warm, they should be fine for 30 minutes. They might be happier partly covered, but I wouldn't cover them completely, as fresh air is always good and lots of pine fumes aren't. They also might appreciate a hand in with them, for something to explore. They'll be a bit rattled whatever you do.
  3. Garrisonkidsduo2

    Garrisonkidsduo2 Chirping

    Nov 4, 2011
    Williford, Arkansas
    You could put a stuffed toy in there that is what I did.
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    You should be fine if the car is warm - I'd leave the lid on the box. I do remember something we did as kids in out cold house. We'd heat up a brick on the old wood stove, wrap it in a towel and tuck it under the blankets - kept it toasty warm all night. Not suggesting your chicks need that - but it's kind of a cool thing to remember. Good luck to you and congrats on your chicks!

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