Pale Feet and legs on my leghorns ? Egg laying is slow !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mynewbabies, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chirping

    Mar 20, 2013
    Harrington, Delaware
    We have 20 leghorns which started laying over a month ago got up to 19 of them laying. Great , but now noticed there legs are a pale yellow color not a yellow like my red hens have.
    Is this normal, i never really paid that much attention to them , they act fine , eat and drink fine. My dad mentioned this too me so I thought I would ask it.
    Could this just be how this breed is?

  2. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 In the Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    NO!!!! These breeds are fantastic layers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have a rooster??? Some hens will be nervous (and pale) and will refuse to lay eggs without a rooster. Of course, they must lay. That's like not going to the bathroom. You gotta go sometime. If you do have a rooster, they might be rejecting him. The only thing that you can do then is leave it or get another rooster. It all depends on the rooster.

    Hope I've helped and good luck!!!


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