Picking up chicks and cold temps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bruins, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Bruins

    Bruins Out Of The Brooder

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    I am supposed to get my chicks this week .I am getting them from a local feed store so no shipping involved .
    Since it is supposed to be 0 on the pick up day I thought I would put some hand warmers wrapped in towels in the small animal box
    ( the kind you get hamsters / g-pigs in from petco) that I am transporting them in . Along with a heating pad for under the box and the heat in my van .

    Does this sound like it will be o.k. for the chicks until I get them home and put them in the brooder?
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    How many chicks are you picking up? How far do you have to travel? If it is not far then they may only need one if any. I am sure with the temp being 0 you will be running the heater in the car. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bruins

    Bruins Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be getting 5 chicks , the drive is 20 minutes . And yes the heat will be on high for me as well as the chicks .
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    20 minutes is a rather short time, the box will be small. I would go with one hand warmer in there.
    I am looking forward to getting mine in a few weeks. I will be driving about 100 miles each way to get them. I will have to make a second trip the following week for the others.
    I am going to be using the hand warmers too. I have a very congested metropolis to drive the entire way through so I am concerned since my drive could take HOURS.
    I do think one should suffice in your instance though.
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