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Is it normal for a chicken to shake?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Poliwag, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicks, 2 are almost 3 weeks old and the other 2 are almost 2 weeks old. They all seem to shake when I hold them. (though, it's hard to tell if they shake normally or not) Now, I know they aren't scared of me as they feel safe enough to fall asleep in my hands.

    They aren't cold either as they have a nice warm light and they run around everywhere in their chicken box pen. (spoilt rotten chickens [​IMG][​IMG]) I have a temperature Gauge in the box and it is between 28-33 degrees C. I only have the light on at night as it is starting to get cold where I live. (had to get a stronger light)

    So, is this normal or what?
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Mine shake to. I think its just normal.
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    If a gigantic huge toothy giant picked you up in its giant hot hands you'd probably shake too.


    All my chicks have always shivered when I held them, at least until they got older and more used to me.
     
  4. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one tiny bantam shakes when I hold it. The others not so much. Normally it will stop shaking after a short time. So, I agree that they may be a bit scared. We are truly giants compared to them![​IMG]
     
  5. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    OH, mine do that too...they are not shaking...they are purring. [​IMG]
     
  6. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine tremble too. I just keep holding them until a little while after they stop and then return them. It's kind of like training a dog.
     
  7. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, so they are purring. Awesome! [​IMG]


    Thanks everyone for replying. I am glad it's just normal.
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