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

    Jun 2, 2010
    Denver, CO
    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

    Mar 13, 2008
    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.

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