shaking cold or scared?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ben is a terror, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

    853
    10
    133
    Apr 9, 2011
    LBI,NJ & JIM THORPE,PA
    When I take a baby out ( they are 2 weeks) to snuggle with them they starting shivering . are they cold or scared of me? I keep them cupped in my hand and stroke them gently. They do fall asleep but still shiver
     
  2. ohiochick2013

    ohiochick2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    145
    10
    83
    Jan 29, 2013
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I'd like to know this one as well
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,666
    5,287
    626
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    I dont know this answer for sure but I can tell you that my 2+ mo old chicks shiver so I would say if you dont have them away from heat too long its scared. It goes away in time though, just keep handling them so they get used to you, but keep the heat factor in mind!
     
  4. ohiochick2013

    ohiochick2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    145
    10
    83
    Jan 29, 2013
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Thanks Sally. I try to keep the heat in mind while holding mine. I only hold them 30 sec to a min at a time.
     
  5. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

    853
    10
    133
    Apr 9, 2011
    LBI,NJ & JIM THORPE,PA
    Thank you It will be hard but I won't hold them as long
     
  6. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,509
    120
    186
    Feb 28, 2012
    D/FW
    Mine are a year old now. They never shivered when I held them but wanted down. When the weather is cold they want down till they figure out it's warmer when I hold them, then I can't get rid of them. I'll set them down and they will look up at me and try to jump back.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by