So, my husband lost a bet and has to get me a brooder heater (I decided on a large Premier One), and now we're getting 11 chicks in mid-April instead of POL. The trip between hatchery and home is going to be about 9 hours (the last 64kms on poorly maintained gravel logging road). Leaving the hatchery around 1pm-ish. The chicks will be 2 weeks old when I pick them up and what I would like to know is what they'll need inside their travel box for their comfort (like water) and how best to provide it. They will travel in the cab of the truck with me, but it's possible I might not be able to get access to them at all during a 90 min ferry ride (depends on which deck I'm loaded into). On to brooding. By the time I bring the babies home, our coop will finished. Do I need to build a brooder for them at this point, block off a portion of the chicken house with the heater plate , or will they be okay having run of the entire chicken house (4x8) with no access to the run? The only other time I had a chick, I'd slipped a clutch of fertile eggs under my broody hen and took care of everything else for her one successful hatchling.