Blanched feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beachchickie, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may seem odd but I have 4 RIR's. The 2 youngest have yellowish feet that have some brown on top. The oldest has yellowish feet no real brown and one that is in the middle her legs are almost white. I can't remember them being that pale. Is there something that can cause a chickens feet to blanch out? Anyone else ever notice this on a chicken?
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? I had 2 RIR that I got from auction that had really pale legs almost white but as they got older they started turning yellow and by the time they started to lay they got really yellow. Oh by the way mine were 2-3 months old when I got them.
     
  3. dawnchick

    dawnchick Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are hatchery birds I suspect this is due to the cross-breeding they do. Like, I have black Austalorps, mature birds, with some white feathers. I'd just feed them well and not worry.
     
  4. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she is 1 yr old lays regularly. Had bumblefoot sx last week but feet were whiter by far than the other RIR. She and the three others are the small comb type and I have one that has the fuller wattle/comb combo. I just was curious if others had RIRs that had pale legs and feet? Hope her legs are OK She is otherwise fine
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    A hen's legs will lighten as the laying season progresses. It's totally normal and nothing to worry about.
     

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