1. Lady Watcher

    Lady Watcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2016
    Are chickens legs supposed to be one solid color? My bantam rooster has yellow feet, but some black has appeared and spread. Do you think it's normal? I also wanted to know if this is a side effect of leg mites because we're treating him for it right now.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    The leg color has to do with their breed. Some chickens have spots or dark stripes or horn color on their legs. Pictures may help. Leg mites are more common in older chickens, and the scales of the legs flake and appear raised. The mites can't be seen but there will be a chaulky grey appearance to the legs and feet. see pics below:


    photo by chickaroos

    photo by egirl

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