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Pink feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LedgeWoods, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed some of the girls with pink feet this morning. Wondering if they are just suffering from cold tootsies or if this is a symptom of something else. They currently have sand on the floor in their coop and we had a cold night last night. Changing over to wood shavings in the coop this weekend and going the deep litter method for the winter months.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Funny you should mention this- I have a roo that I have been watching his feet for months at this point because they are too pink for my liking. I am thinking it must be normal (for him) because I have been keeping an eye on this bird's feet for months and they haven't changed at all in that time.

    Cold-related changes to birds' feet are usually more of a dusky purple/dark blue color. I had a duck get a touch of frostbite last winter and her feet got very dusky for the remainder of the winter. She was fine in the long run. No problems.
     

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