What do I need to transport

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Doubletap, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Doubletap

    Doubletap Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping to buy a couple chicks this weekend. Do I need to make an effort to keep the chicks 100 degrees or will they be ok inside the car at 70 degrees? The ride should be about an hour.
     
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I haven't done a lot of this, but I have picked up chicks before here and there. It would really depend on the age of the chicks, but a box should be fine and if they are really young, paper towel on the bottom would work good so their feet don't slip all over the cardboard.[​IMG]
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Small cardboard box with airholes around the top sides wiill work just fine. Fold in the topsides to keep drafts off. Paper towels will be helpful with traction for their feet and pooville.
     
  4. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought hothands packs, and used 2 of them. Kept the box of 6 at 100* perfectly. And I was able to keep the car temp very comfortable.




    **edited to add a thought.
     
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  5. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    mommathea,

    What size box did you use?

    Thanks,
    Ma
     
  6. Doubletap

    Doubletap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help. I think I will use a box with something like hot-hands to keep the temp higher. I don't want to stress the chicks if possible.
     

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