Transporting day old chicks- warming ideas needed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1keegan, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    I know the weather in the midwest is super cold, but I am picking up some day old chicks this week by car, and I'm looking for suggestions to keep them warm enough during the 2 hour car ride home.
    Other than keeping the car's heater on high, and covering the box, do you have any suggestions?
  2. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2013
    moncks corner s
    Rice socks work well in a pinch. Old sock fill with rice microwave about a min until hot. Mostly keep drafts off of them in a box covered with heat on. That is how we do it
  3. Searsmom

    Searsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2014
    Dandridge, TN
    I've got hand warmers - up to 145 degrees F - and toe warmers - up to 107 degrees F.

    Which is better for 3 chicks in a small 5"X 8" box with holes punched around the top?

    It will be wrapped in socks, but I was just wondering if they only need a little heat or if they need extra to heat more of the box area?

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