At the advise of the 'You should get more chicken' crowd here and for protection of the hens due to losses I got a 'silver duckwing old english banty rooster' and his wife. Really pretty Roo, and both appear clear eyed and healthy. They are additions to the 8 other polish/silkey/and easter egger from 4-6 months. There coop is part of a wood shed with deep litter straw and shavings. ---Nobody pecks much, adding them went smooth, all seems fine.. ---But last week the Roo and his wife seemed slow and hanging back from the chicken yard fooliishness that usually goes on. I picked him up and he shaked as if cold, brought him into the house--with the wife too, and they spent a couple of hours in the living room on the footstool by the woodstove. They did not move much wrapped in a towel for a couple hours. Again, good feathers, good poo, clear eyes. ---Then the big wife (you know the kind 5'4", allways cleaning stuff) came home, and I tried to exlain how we needed a pair of inside chickens, that they seemed cold. We have 2 inside dogs, why not 2 inside chickens? All was well till the roo woke up, crowed, and started to perk up and explore the living room. Then she said someting about how me and my cock could both go live in the coop. The pair was fine for the next several days. ----Today again (more the hen this time) was shaking as if cold. It is about 35 degrees on the mountain today and the snow is melting off. ---The coop has a red heat lamp mostly ignored by the rest of them. All the birds look good. These new 2 seem down on the pecking order, but all seem to get along. ----So what can/should I do, if anything. I hate to have these 2 shivering, and hope it is not some start of sickness. They mostly roost with the others (but off on the edge) and the pair seems close. ----I been have put a heat lamp closer to where these two roost. They also spend more coop time than the others--of there free choice. ----Perhaps I should stop picking them up as the shivering/shakes is not visable. ----Do I have a problem here? Should I get a job so I would not notice this as much? -----I am origionally from nothern MN and saw chickens do fine at 20-30 below, so the 15 to 50 above range here in N.C. is nothing. Sweaters for them?