Traveling with a chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rada j, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Rada j

    Rada j Hatching

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hello to the group! I am a new member here to listen and learn. I am considering raising chickens as I helped my grandmother with hers & really enjoyed it. I'm curious about transporting a single chick on a road trip lasting a week to ten days. Any pointers?
  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Traveling with chicks is a bit tricky and you need to keep the conditions the same as if you were in a regular brooder no wind warn and keep down on the jostling around so I would only recommend the highway no off road-ding as they are not dogs but do enjoy yourself ..........
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have traveled with parrots in the past and yes, it is stressful on them traveling. 10 days is a long time, especially if this is a very young chick. You would have to make frequent stops and make sure the chick was eating and drinking properly. Some birds get car sick. I personally would say no, this is not a good idea. At least not for a week or 10 days. 1 or 2 days might be ok, but a week is pushing what birds can take in a car.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! How old a chick are you talking about. X3, it would be extremely hard and stressful on a young chick especially, and you would have a difficult time meeting its heat requirements etc. If you were traveling in a motor home or something similar you might be able to pull it off.
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  5. Rada j

    Rada j Hatching

    Aug 3, 2014
    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, very young chick. Would be pampered & held by a friend in the back seat the whole way. Still have my doubts.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I would not recommend trying to travel on a week to 10 day trip with a chick for the reasons stated by other BYC members. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chickens.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You've received great advice above.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    NO, I can't condone it for any reason. Air conditioned car, pot holes, etc. A friend holding it all the time on the backseat isn't going to work. The chick will potty, it won't be warm enough being held, it won't get nap time because it's too uncomfortable being held, etc. etc.

    It seems like a really arduous way to kill a chick. I'll say no more.
  9. Rada j

    Rada j Hatching

    Aug 3, 2014
    Well, I've already figured out I've wouldn't do it. Thanks for your input.

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