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Our seven month old BR roo has some red on his legs. He is healthy otherwise and the red on his legs may be normal but, I'm not sure. They do freerange on warm days but, on cold days they stay in the run and their heated coop. I do use DE in the pine shavings on the coop floor. I don't think it's leg mites because I don't see excessive lifting of his leg scales. Any ideas?


You can see it runs up to his elbow
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/8175_dscf2590.jpg


and it's between his toes
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/8175_dscf2591.jpg

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post #2 of 5

His hormones are starting to get spring fever.

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If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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Originally Posted by Katy 

His hormones are starting to get spring fever.


Yep, spring hormones.  That's what my Thor's legs look like right now.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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Oh, thanks. I thought maybe the DE was burning his legs. Just hormones huh. That's great.

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post #5 of 5

Red legs is a sign of good health. I wipe the legs with VetRX to kill potential scaley leg mites and it makes the red stand out very nicely.

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