How to ship fewer than 15 day old chicks????

cackleberrycoop

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Oct 13, 2010
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I am seeing the option of shipping small numbers of chicks (sometimes as few as 3 at a time) being offered and I'm wondering how this is being done? I have e-mailed a few of the breeders offering this and only one has answered my question. She said that she plans on using a box that she is going to get through her post office that has a heating device installed. I spoke to our local Post Master about it and he has never heard of such a thing.

Anyone know the big secret?
 

kari_dawn

Songster
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Nov 2, 2009
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I got my small number from a hatchery...they put in a heat pad. It was paper, and filled with hard black stuff. It was quite warm when they got to me.

Maybe it's like one of those camp hand warmers or something.
 
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pips&peeps

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Use a regular box and cover some of the holes near the bottom with the priority or express mail tape you get for free at the post office and insert a heat pad. Like this one:





I usually put it to one side of the box in case the chicks get too warm and want to get away from it.
 

cackleberrycoop

Songster
9 Years
Oct 13, 2010
964
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Montana
wonderful - absolutely wonderful! I have been watching videos about these heat pads but was wondering if they would over heat the boxes. Thank you for the information.
 

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