How to transfer chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ilovechickens, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    [​IMG] My husband is picking up a few chicks for me on Friday, he has to drive 4 hours with them until they are home, what suggestions do you have as far as packing and keeping them warm, they will be only 1 day old if they hatch on Thursday, or they will be 1 week old if we have to wait until next Friday. They are Cuckoo Marans. I just want them to be warm and comfortable, I will sit by my [​IMG] until I hear. Thank you, and I LOVE CHICKENS!!!!!!

  2. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Put them on the floor of the car with the heater on. Not blasting, but a gentle warmth. They will likely be just fine.
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I sent 10 chicks with my mom to Nashville TN a 4hr drive from here.. I got a few of the handwarmer packs they use for hunters. I put them under a few layers of papertowels.. And made sure to poke holes in the box for air to enter these packs work from the oxygen in the air.. All 10 made it fine no squished and they were never cold.

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