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Chicken has red mark down side of leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tdgill, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. from the bendy part down to the ankle there is a red mark about the width of the side of the leg ...looks like a scrape, but just barely. not real red, just a tad. is this a tell tale sign of something in particular or maybe a boo boo

    as always

  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Is it on both legs?
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It's blood vessels. You can see them really good in chicks with light colored legs.
  4. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Could be bumblefoot gone septic.

  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
  6. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Cary, NC
    If it looks like a scrape - or a rug burn - (not bloody or swollen and no raised scales - just red) then my rooster has it every now and then too. I think it is related to the weather. It has never amounted to anything.
  7. Quote:anyone else on this one?

    yeah, thats what it looks like...a rug burn. weird, thanks to everyone so far for suggestions. I will go research and have a pic tomorrow.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009

  8. Firefly

    Firefly Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    This happened to a couple of my hens a while back. I thought it was an injury at first, until it appeared on another one. I checked for scaly let mite but didn't find anything. I did put some bag balm on the legs for a few days anyway-- I figured if it WAS mites it would help, and if it was a scrape or irritation, that it wouldn't hurt either. It disappeared on it's own. I never did figure out what it was! I'm sorry that's not much help... [​IMG]
  9. no pics today ugghhh I got the flu i think

    thanks again. I think its odd. No doubt there's some experienced people that have also seen this b4.
  10. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    The redness in the legs corresponds with the phases of the moon according to the old timers. When "the blood is in the legs" they would dub their birds and claimed there was less blood loss then.

    It's perfectly normal and most noticable in a yellow legged bird, not so much in the white legged birds.

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