© 2017-2019 Clorofil

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

body temperature

March 1, 2017

The body temperature of birds has more variability than mammals. The normal temperature of an adult chicken ranges between 105°F and 107°F, whereas the one of a hatchling is lower. Smaller breeds have a higher temperature than larger breeds. Activity also increases body temperature.
A body temperature above 115°F or below 73°F is fatal. A chicken who doesn't eat for just one day drops about 2.5°F in temperature, and one who doesn't eat for a second day drops another degree.

 

Please reload

Subscribe

A monthly newsletter full of practical tips and facts about chickens to help you have a happy and healthy flock.

Newsletters
Please reload

Did you know?
Please reload