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

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    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?
    thanks
     
  2. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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