My hens legs are turning red?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ZombieChickens, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 5 Red Stars. They live in a small insulated doghouse coop with an attached run. The door to the coop stays open at night except for on super crazy windy nights, I run up there and close the door. Today the kids had the chickens out, and noticed that their legs (one in peticular) had some red or pink streaks on them, and in between the toes. I've done some research, and only found information on roosters legs turning red. Anybody have info? I'm worried about the cold, even though I keep reading that they should be fine in the cold.

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  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show us an up close picture of their legs?
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture? Is it all of your chickens, or only some of them? Have you noticed any limping? Check the bottom of the feet for any lumps.
     
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  4. jesscott

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    My hen has red legs as well. They have been red for months, so no frostbite or Illness. I'm not sure what it is.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. Most chickens with lighter colored legs may turn reddish especially between toes and up the legs when they are fertile. This happens in hens and roosters. Please post a picture when you can.
     

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