Hi everyone, this is my first post, and I swear I'm not as much of a flake as this is going to make me sound! I am planning to start with three chicks, and I would like to get started as soon as possible. The problem is that we have a beach vacation planned for the last week of July. If I got the chicks this week, that would make them six weeks old when we leave. But I know that even if I found someone knowledgeable about chicks to care for them, I wouldn't be able to bring myself to leave them--so I am wondering, would it be completely insane to bring them with us? We would be driving several hours and then staying at a beach house. Would the car trip be impossible for them, even if I held them in my lap in a box and monitored the temperature, etc.? I'm sorry if this sounds like an irresponsible idea--I really don't know the answer and that's why I'm asking. Of course I don't want to do anything that would be harmful to the chicks, but on the other hand, if it would be perfectly safe for them by that age, then I don't want to wait to get them. Thank you for your help!