Cold Feet Chickens.........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lisathenorth, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. lisathenorth

    lisathenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2009
    Hello, I am wondering if someone out there could tell me why my two Buff Rocks have like a red tinge on the creases of their toes. I live in upstate New York. So, I am wondering if they have cold feet? It has not gone black. So I assume the rash is not really serious frost bite. They are in with a bunch of other chicken, and everyone else seems fine... They are locked in a coop at night, and they can roam around outside during the day. Any ideas out there?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Some of my males have a reddish tint on their legs and feet. Could that be it?
  3. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    North Carolina
    My BO's have the exact thing. I also need to know.
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    hellll0000:) Has the pink tinge always been there?? Some of mine have it too but they've always had it. Im not worried if you think they are cold pick them up anf feel their legs and feet-I do. My duck followed me out of his pen today and followed me all over the proprty so I could feed teh chickens and such-then he followed me all the way up to my house! Needless to say thats along walk in a foot of snow for a duck-he deserved to come in and get a nice warm bath with peas! then he walked all the way back down he feet were warm the whole time-I felt them before putting back in his pen....
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Hey Lisa can you get a good picture of their feet so we know what were looking at? Maybe from that it will answer alot of questions??
  6. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    I also noticed some red toes on the light footed chooks. They were fine later in the day when it warmed up and there was a bit of snow in the runs. Coincidence? don't you hate it when you notice something and wonder has always been that way and you never noticed?
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i notice that on my girls too. only happens in the winter but nothing bad has ever come of it. i would call it the equivalent to rosy cheeks when we are out in the cold for a while, but i am no expert.
  8. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Birds have a very elaborate system for keeping their feet warm even in icy conditions. It has a fancy latin or french name that I cannot think of at the moment of course. I suspect what you are seeing has something to do with the increased blood flow to their feet. As long as they can roost properly (over their feet) I wouldn't worry about them keeping their feet warm.

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