Pink Legs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rhino7, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. rhino7

    rhino7 New Egg

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    Two questions , 1) On two of my roosters , their legs have turned partially pink. If it was my leg I would be going for a tetnus shot. They act, walk, and seem perfectly normal. What's up? 2) Do I have two many roosters? 22 Hens , 5 Roosters , 2 Guineas. If so what will the problems be?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Shouldn`t be any problems. Some legs turn pink, or even reddish when the weather is rainey. Could that be your case?..........Pop
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Are they just now becoming sexually mature? You will notice on alot of roosters that the skin around the bottom and the legs can get some red in them once the testosterone starts flowing.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should knock that number down to 2 roos, 'maybe' 3...depending on the attitude...once they become mature, (if they aren't already) the girls may be too stressed with all the attention!
     
  5. rhino7

    rhino7 New Egg

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    Roosters are 1) 7 month old Black Sex Link , Started 2 months ago , 2) 2 year old ? , started turning pink two weeks ago.

    29 hens instead of 22, Accidentally ended up with 3 Aracuna Roos, at 6 months now. When they go after a hen, it's three on one. The other roos ,run to help the accosted hen.
    It is quite violent.
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can this reddening occur on maturing BR pullets too??
     
  7. rhino7

    rhino7 New Egg

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    We have had 1 inch of rain since last Oct 1.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    pips&peeps :

    Are they just now becoming sexually mature? You will notice on alot of roosters that the skin around the bottom and the legs can get some red in them once the testosterone starts flowing.

    Yep, it's hormones.​
     
  9. rhino7

    rhino7 New Egg

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  10. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone seen this in pullets?
     

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