Foot Question: Black Cochin Roo - Pictures

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChicksareforKid, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. ChicksareforKid

    ChicksareforKid Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Cochin Lovers! We just joined this thread. We have raised a small flock of Black Cochins for a first 4-H project successfully last year. This is our first time with a Roo, and we have a concern about his feet. He is one year old and it is very wet and muddy in our chicken yard this year. I realize this is not the best for Cochin foot health!

    Our Roo, Mr. Wattles, has had some red splotches on his feet over the last few weeks. He seems his normal self in all respects. But the colour of his feet have suddenly become rather alarming! The girls are all normal. Should we be concerned? Pictures below:

    Right Foot:
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    Left Foot:
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    Right foot with feathers covering and more normal coloured foot in the background.
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    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    From the pics I can't tell if that is irritation from mud or not.

    Roosters do get redness on the feet sometimes from hormones.

    Which one of these is the case for your little guy, I don't know.
     
  3. ChicksareforKid

    ChicksareforKid Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you to both who responded. We moved him and the two other Cochins to a more dry location. We added roosts, as suggested, to improve foot condition. Keep you posted as to the results.
     

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