Cjickens "puffed up" in coop--Please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temps at night have been dipping into the 20s here. I notice that all my chickens are sitting on the perches all puffed up--feathers our away from body, they look like little fur balls. Is this normal?
     
  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes.....they fluff their feathers to stay warm!!
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yep. Mine do it too. They are fine [​IMG] It gets colder than that here though [​IMG]
     
  4. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! Kinda what I thought.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If it hasn't been raining alot and you don't think they could have cocci, then it is probably just the cold weather. My birds are out and about not huddling. Only some of the smaller ones are puffy.
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    already gotten to 5* here....they are fine...funny, but fine!
     
  7. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all you great BYCs--no, they do not have Cocci, they are super healthy, knock on wood!
     
  8. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Pips and Peep, I live in Tri Cities, no rain here LOL. I have 10 beautiful wooded acres in Deer Park. Love your area but it does get cold!
     

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