Transporting baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boisblancboy, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to get a few chicks from a family member, but the problem is the trip could take up to 6 hours. What is the best way to keep the chicks warm?
     
  2. Familyochickens

    Familyochickens Out Of The Brooder

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    You could get a small box plus put bedding and hand warmer in their for them, just an idea, never did this myself
     
  3. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like a decent idea. Thanks.

    Any other ideas out there?
     
  4. brezlynsmom

    brezlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    When I take babies to swaps and it's cold I just use a towel with hand warmer/heat pack under it. Have had no problems doing it this way.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Keep the car a bit warmer than you are personally comfortable. I'd prepare to travel with light, summer type clothes on and have the heat on pretty good. The chicks will be just fine. Lots of folks buy chicks at feed stores and have a drive of over an hour or two.
     
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