Chicks are 3 weeks old - going to pre-school

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by QuiltinChick, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. QuiltinChick

    QuiltinChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a good idea or not? I offered to my daughters pre-school teacher to bring in some of our baby chicks for the class to see. The kids will NOT be able to hold or touch the chicks (school rules) they will only be able to look at them.

    School is about 10 minutes away. I would probably take them in a large tote with some bedding in the bottom of it. I'm concerned that they may get cold while we are gone. How long will they be able to stay warm with out the heat lamp. I haven't decided how many to take, but I feel like if I take more then they would be able to huddle and stay warm.

    I'm looking for advice and suggestions on how to do this to make sure the chicks are kept safe and healthy.

    THANKS!!!
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would leave the lamp on all day and make sure their food and water are filled.
     
  3. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took all 6 with me to my son's Kindergarten class. They did just fine - a little stressed by all the noise and activity, but OK. They were away from the heat lamp for about 2 hours total and we didn't have any bad side effects.

    Edited to add that our chicks were only about 10 days old when we took them to class!
     
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  4. QuiltinChick

    QuiltinChick Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKS!!! Our chicks will be gone less then 2 hours. The heat lamp will stay on for those not going for a ride. I'm just concerned for the ones that are going for a ride. I'll make sure I keep and eye on them to observe any signs of them getting cold.

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm as nervous as a mother hen.
     
  5. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't worry, just put them in a box and sprinkle some feed on the floor. My chicks had to ride in the car because we were going to the feed and farm supply. and they were perfectly fine
     
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