cold chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pbjmaker, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Do chickens shiver when they get cold? I was out checking on my "babies" and one of my frizzled cochins (9 weeks) seemed to be shivering when I held her. We are having a 20 degree temp change from last week so maybe she just needs to acclimate. She is running around fine and I didn't check to see if the other chickens acted cold. It is about 55-60 degrees out here. Last week was in the 70's and 80's.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I've never seen mine shiver - when they got cold as babies they piled up on each other or spread out under the heat lamp.

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