Bringing them home

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

  1. Lysette85

    Lysette85 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put a stuffed toy in there that is what I did.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    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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