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Fever?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abgraves69, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chirping

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    So, my chicks are almost 2 weeks old. I always take them out of the brooder to let them play, etc. they always end up flying on my legs, feet, shoulders to roost. Well this evening I notice that one chick had noticibly warmer feet than usual. I have a heat lamp on one side of the brooder but there is plenty of room for the chicks to move out of it. Is this chick running a fever? It seems ok otherwise.
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Chicks have a high body temp. Somewhere around 105+.
    Don't freak out unless there's an obvious reason to do so.
     

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