I hold the dog between us, why not chicks? Actually, the chicks would be nestled in with some Hot Hands. Still thinking about how to keep them from pecking through the packages. Maybe a towel will still allow the heat through? I will also use a hot water bottle. Not that I have been thinking about chicks on the bike since my first 6 last year. But if I can bring Tropical fish home on the bike in March from StateCollege, I can get the chicks home. And please don't ask where I kept the fish... They were warm enough. Enough said. And, I really need you to know that I am VERY HAPPY with the chickens I got from you. Wrong egg color and all. I also enjoyed meeting you, and you are a great cook!!!