Buff Orpingtons feet are red, need advice!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leighton3, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. leighton3

    leighton3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone -
    I have a Buff Orpington that is already laying, under a year old. It has started to snow today and she is out free ranging in it she doesn't seem to be acting any different or favoring her feet. I noticed that the back side of her legs and the bottom and in between her toes are red. Her feet are very pale on top like normal. There is no blood and they don't appear to be swollen. Could they possibly just be cold?
     
  2. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine did that to buff orpington. I am assuming it is just the colder weather because that happen prob 2 years ago :)
     
  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I would also guess its the cold weather. Keep an eye on her for any blackening. If it starts to turn black it could be a fungus or frostbite. Make sure her area is dry so her feet don't stay wet. the wet feet can contribute to the fungus and frostbite in the winter. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I have many different breeds of chickens and it is usually normal for some breeds to have deep pink coloring in the legs. It is more noticeable on lighter leg colors like BO's. It is a sign of fertility. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its probably normal. My chickens, especially my Silver-Laced Wyandotte get red legs when its cold out. My Silver-Laced Wyandotte always has kind of red legs, but they get redder if its colder. I wouldn't worrry too much.
     
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  6. leighton3

    leighton3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Late getting back to everyone, thank you all!
     

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