A chicken with purple feet??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mandie2281, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. mandie2281

    mandie2281 New Egg

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    Is it normal for a chicken to have purplish/blue feet? One of my yellow chicks has purplish/blue feet and is acting fine. I just wondered if it was something to worry about or if it was normal. Please help, thank you. BTW, she is about 4 weeks old, and is yellow.
     
  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feet come in many colors. Aracuanas even have a greenish colored foot.
     
  3. nutz4critters

    nutz4critters Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert, but I think it would help if you could post a picture.

    Has the chick always had purplish feet or is this a new development? I know some breeds of chickens have dark legs, but they usually always have dark legs.

    If it's running around and eating/drinking/pooing normally, I'd guess it was just a color change due to its breed. Any guess as to what breed it is? There are a lot of them that have yellow chicks. [​IMG]

    Sorry I'm not more help.
     
  4. mandie2281

    mandie2281 New Egg

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    hehehe, I guess there are a lot of yellow chicks out there! She didn't have purpleish/blue feet when I first got her. They have just changed pretty quickly. I am not sure what kind of chick she is, I just know that she is a banty (small breed), I think that is the right word... geeze, I really need to learn more about chicks. She seems to have lower feathers that match with her feet. I just really noticed it today, they are really purple/blue. I would send a pic but I am not sure how to do that. Plus I have little ones running in and out of the house, hehe.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Newburnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Also just noticed my white leghorns(3wks old) have a dark purplish legs I have been keeping pop door open so they can go out in fenced/ enclosed area and it's been 60 degrees. Wander if that is the cause. Inside area is kept warm with red 250 watt light on if they need it.
     

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