chicks for show and tell.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggsited chickens, May 11, 2010.

  1. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my son wants me to take some chicks to school for show and tell. Do you think they will be ok in a shoebox with no heater for about a half hour, or should I place somethign in there to keep them warm. If I should put something in there, what should I do? I was thinking a Hot water bottle, but that could roll around and hurt them. The temp today is 45' and windy an rainy! YUCK!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You could try heating up a bag of rice in the microwave, wrapped in a dishtowel.
     
  3. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great idea...would corn or peas be ok...or would that leave off a bad smell for them?
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I dont think chickens care how they smell. [​IMG]
     
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    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha! I didn't mean that [​IMG] but I guess that was a stupid question...I was more concerned about them keeling over b/c of the fumes killing them. Corn doesn't smell good heated up
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:I think she means something like this ~ you can make a simple one by putting rice in a clean tube sock and tying the end off. They make the best heating pads for aches and pains.

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    So here's how to make your own:

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    find a sock, preferably a tube or knee sock
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    get about six to eight cups of uncooked white rice (not minute rice) and fill the sock with it
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    using a heavy (darning?) needle and thick thread, sew the sock shut about two inches from the end
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    use a piece of ribbon to finish the end with a bow
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    optional: use a match to singe the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray. be careful!

    It heats up in the microwave in about 90 seconds​
     
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    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think she means something like this ~ you can make a simple one by putting rice in a clean tube sock and tying the end off. They make the best heating pads for aches and pains.

    http://www.chronicbabe.com/pics/newheatpack.jpg

    So here's how to make your own:

    *
    find a sock, preferably a tube or knee sock
    *
    get about six to eight cups of uncooked white rice (not minute rice) and fill the sock with it
    *
    using a heavy (darning?) needle and thick thread, sew the sock shut about two inches from the end
    *
    use a piece of ribbon to finish the end with a bow
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    optional: use a match to singe the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray. be careful!


    right! Got it. I have corn and pea bags...no need to make a rice bag too. [​IMG]
    It heats up in the microwave in about 90 seconds
     

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