How to keep 2 baby chicks warm on a 9 hour drive?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lillypurrs23, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do we keep 2 (yes, we're only getting 2) speckled sussex chicks warm for 9 hours, on the way home from a hatchery? (That means we can't use a dryer or anything like that.)[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    There's a product you can buy in the sporting goods dept. at walmart called Hot Hands. Little packs of hand warmers that once activated stay very warm for hours. I've used them before when I ordered chicks for another BYC member and had to meet up with her in another town.
    Please consider getting three chicks, instead of two. Chickens are very social, flock animals. Get two and goodness forbid something happen to one, you'll have a very lonely chick on your hands. Intergrating another one later may not go well.

    Good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    if you have any of those hand warmers, you could put a few of those in there... [​IMG] .. Just guessing, I still have a week till I get mine. [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    What Gritsar says. x2

    Imp- Always listen to Gritty [​IMG]
     
  5. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! I just need every suggestion I can get because we're picking them up tomorrow.
     
  6. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot water bottle wrapped in a towel...just take a thermos or two of hot water along to replenish/rewarm it it.
     
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  7. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As they said above, hand warmers, hot water bottle. Put them in a cooler for insulation (without the top of course). Put towels or blanket down. They should do fine.
     
  8. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, maybe we'll use a cooler, right now we were just going to use cardboard boxes.
     
  9. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a converter for the cigarette lighter then you can plug a lamp, or heat pad
     
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  10. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could use a hot water bottle and just stop once to refill with boiling water. If you don't have a hot water bottle you can use a rubber/latex glove and fill it with hot water, should last a few hours. If its day time you can probably keep the interior of the car warm enough.
     

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