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Are red chicken feet normal or do I have a problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hi All,

    I've been wondering about this for a little while. It didn't seem like anything major, but I thought I'd post it anyway. My RIR hen has red feet / red between her toes... er... um... claws?

    You can compare her feet on the right with those of my buff hen on the left. Anything I should be worried about / look out for? Thanks much!

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  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    No, I don't have an answer (sorry) but I just wanted to know what kind of chicken is your buff hen?
     
  3. Henriettahen

    Henriettahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think thats why they are called rhode island REDS hahaha jokes:p

    but I am 80 percent sure it's normal. Both my RIR's had feet just like that...and they lived healthily..I woudn't worry about it, though I am no expert.
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Is the hen next to your RIR a silkie?
    I'm just curious because I had a black hen that had those same legs and I called her 'Silkie' before I even knew there was a breed by that name. (I had named another 'Legs' and it turns out she was a Dark Cornish![​IMG])
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

  6. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's normal - or at least it doesn't mean anything's wrong - although it may not be right for the breed standard.
     
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Thank you![​IMG]
     

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