cold chickens

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

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    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!

    11,973
    14
    313
    Oct 13, 2007
    California
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by