From the feed store home, how do I keep them warm

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by forestrymom, May 26, 2011.

  1. forestrymom

    forestrymom Out Of The Brooder

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    We are 80 miles from the store, and I want dh to pick up some cute little wyandotte chicks today. When we go chicks before, they came with their mother. What do we do to keep them warm until he gets here?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Heater on high in the car, chicks in a covered box on the passenger side floorboard.

    That's how *I* do it.
     
  3. constantine337

    constantine337 Out Of The Brooder

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    Depending on how many your getting, you could bring some kind of bedding and a box small enough to keep the chicks close together. They get their warmth from body heat of each other and the smaller box and bedding will help.
     
  4. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably depends on where you are. It's 92 here today - so I'd wager they'd be fine if I were driving [​IMG]
     
  5. forestrymom

    forestrymom Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking I'll have him get 3, and its cold here (40), but they could ride in the truck with him. I just don't think he'll want to snuggle them.
     
  6. LadyFunnyFarm

    LadyFunnyFarm Out Of The Brooder

    I use the heater & floorboard method as well. It's an uncomfortable drive for me, but like all things in motherhood, it's not so much about me, lol. They survived the 45 min trip just fine! Good luck!
     
  7. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    You could always fill a sock with rice, heat it in the microwave, and then it stays warm for a while. Hot water bottles work, too. Of course, cover up hot things so they're not too hot if the chickies stand on them.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ditto.
     
  9. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have either a "plug " in your car (some newer ones and trucks/SUV's do) or a converter that plugs into the lighter then into a regular plug, you could plug in a heating pad and put it under the box or in it covered in shavings.
     
  10. MT Chickies

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    I used some hand warmer packs that I had at the house under some pine shavings [​IMG]
     

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