Week old baby chicks shake when exposed to sun

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pnkbrry24, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. pnkbrry24

    pnkbrry24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this normal, some of them shake when they are in the sun, they only shake when they are laying down, however when they see me they start running all normal. Should I take them out of the sun? It's about 82 out right now. Humidity is 35%. And they have water and food.

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  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    Are they being raised by a mama hen, or are you taking them out willingly?

    And what do you mean shake...like their head or their whole body...if they are doing it when laying down..they could be dust batheing?
     
  3. pnkbrry24

    pnkbrry24 Out Of The Brooder

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    No I just take them out in a big box and they run around, there whole body shakes. i don't think dust bathing, they are in the box, they shake real fast like in a tight movement sorta way.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Are they laying down when they are doing this?> How are their wings?
     
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you get a video?

    Maybe they're just happy; babies are like that.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Are they shaking like a wet dog does to get the extra water off.?
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    It does sound like it is something normal, although I hate to say that without more info.
     
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always supply a shady spot, where I place them in a bottomless cage, and they always go to the shade, the air is still nice and warm but there not being baked. [​IMG] and that little cover seems to help them feel secure.
     
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  9. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are brooder box babies, it may still be a bit cool on them. This would be especially true when they lay on the ground because the majority of their bodies would be against the cooler ground temp. This would mean the shaking is their version of shivering.

    Now, if you were in Texas, I'd say they were shaking in fear. Been so hot here lately that they would think you were placing them over a broiling rack [​IMG]
     
  10. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    is there a way you can supply a video ....that is the only way to really understand and help you in the best way...you will have to load it to a site that has videos then give the link on this page


    thank you, and sorry we are not much help at this time,
    Laura
     

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