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Would it be bad two take 2 chicks on a 7 hour car ride?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    We are thinking about doing this.. any advice

  2. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Crowing Premium Member

    Why? If it's just for the ride I'd leave them at home, they will be stressed. If you have to transport chicks it has to be age appropriate so what age are they? Just 2 chicks can't keep each other warm so you will have to provide heat unless they are not fully feathered.
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    well we need to take chicks up to my aunts, so they would be less than a week old
  4. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    I brought 4 silkies from California to Maryland last summer. We put them in a plastic tub and everytime we stopped for gas, I fed and watered them. We tried to keep it dark while driving so they would sleep and then when we stopped to sleep we put them in the motel bathroom (still in plastic tub [​IMG] ) with the light on. They did great.

    For a seven hour ride, just make sure they are warm and maybe stop every 2 or 3 hours for food and drink.
  5. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    ok, so u did not have a heat source?

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