Moving mother hen with chicks

KmetijaRejc

In the Brooder
Jun 9, 2020
9
23
18
Hello everybody! This is my first post on the site and also my first question:

I am planning to buy a mother hen with already hatched chicks, the problem is that I don't know how they will react to their transport. I am not so concerned about keeping the chicks warm - they should stay warm with their mother. I am more worried about them getting trmapled durig the ride. Should I separate chicks from the hen (with some additional heating for them) or would that just drive the hen crazy? I should also mention that is about 2 hour car drive and that the chicks will be around 4 days old at the time of transport.

Thank you for your answers!
 

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Sep 19, 2009
26,373
17,726
856
Holts Summit, Missouri
I transport them all together in a rabbit cage. The wire bottom makes so they do not slide around when vehicle accelerates. Keep sun off them and make certain they have good ventilation.
 

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Sep 19, 2009
26,373
17,726
856
Holts Summit, Missouri
And make certain they can get water every hour or so if heat stressed. I also take them off feed the night before to reduce feces. You can feed them during transport.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom