Picking up 2 day old chicks an hour away - questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickychicks, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. chickychicks

    chickychicks In the Brooder

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    We are adding three new little ones to our flock. I am going to a store that is an hour from my house - the chicks will be starting their third day tomorrow. I am concerned about the ride back home regarding heat and water. I don't want to blast the heat ON them (too drafty?) and I am also worried they might need water in that time period. What do other people do? Do I need to be worried. My first round of girls were mailed to me. It will be 40-50's outside tomorrow...so at least not freezing!
     
  2. pwdhorn

    pwdhorn Chirping

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    I just picked up 6 day old Marans and rode them home in a box in floorboard. Little over 1 hour they did fine with heat on too warm for me but they liked it.
    pwdhorn
     

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