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Chicken feet color

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sesa, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 21 cornish x and I noticed this morning that only one of them has yellow feet, the rest are kind of a light brown, is this an issue?
     
  2. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they?
    I know my roosters have much Yellower feet than the hens.

    Don
     
  3. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure it's not an issue, unless the birds look drastically different otherwise. In other words, just make sure that they are all meat chickens.

    My cornish X's from Townline have legs that range from white to yellow. Plus, one of my Buff Orpingtons has yellow legs, and they're supposed to be white!

    Anyway, don't worry about their feet. It's very likely just a natural variation.
     
  4. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  5. bettisworth

    bettisworth Off to Greener Pastures

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    Want your cornish x's to have yellow feet? Feed them grass clippings or fresh clover. They will become as yellow as the sun, in just a day or 2.
     
  6. Dalal

    Dalal New Egg

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    I read in a book about raising chickens that the yellow from the hen's feet and beak go to coloring the yolks. And indeed, my hen's feet are now pale after laying 40+ eggs. Can anyone confirm this?
     

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