Emergency Move!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dodgersmomma, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure if this belongs in this section or not but to me its an emergency. I "had" an incubator with 21 eggs in it but one day I was gone for the day and when I got home the temperature was 110 degress F. I candled all the eggs and only 2 of them made it [​IMG] I just found out that I am going to live with my aunt for 2 weeks and my sister and mother have work all day so they cant take care of them. My aunt lives an hour and a half from me so it is going to be a long ride. My aunt said I can bring them with me but I dont know how I can do that. Someone told me that I could get a cooler and some heat pads but I didnt know if that would work. Can someone PLEASE help me??? The eggs are 11 days old as of today and would end up hatching while I am there. That leads to my secont problem... How can I transport the chicks once they hatch? Please answer fast?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Wrap the incubator in celophane wrap and a towel. This will keep the humidity and heat in. Get there as fast as you can. Eggs can tolerate up to 24 hours of room temp, with a fairly decent hatch, so a 1 1/2 hour drive should not affect the eggs too much. Try not to jiggle them around too much. Soon as you get there, plug in the bator. You should be fine.
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Oh, and just as chicks are shipped by mail, you can load them up in a box, try to keep them warm and get them to their new home. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dodgersmomma

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    Thank you so much! Now my only problem is finding a feed store while im there... I leave out on the 4th
     
  5. wolftracks

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    OK my trick I use. I fill a soak with rice and tie it off. Then microwave it. It will stay warm for a long time if you have it set in a box or container. Don't set the chicks right on top of it. I leave it to one side so they can get closer if they need to.

    And if you have feed at home, ziplock some and take it along.
     
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