Pink skin/scales in between toes and on legs.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stubbornhill, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Shapleigh, Maine
    I have noticed recently that two of my older hens, roughly 2 1/2 -3 years old, have some pink coloring between their toes and one has some of the pink coloring up her legs a bit. My roo who also has yellow legs has some pink showing too on his legs. Is this normal? I have never noticed it before and on one of the older Leghorns is is becoming more pronounced.

    Anything to worry about?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I think its normal?
    My hens have some of that on there legs also?
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Their legs will turn a bit pink or red from hormones, particularly the roos, but also the hens. Scaly leg mites is another possibility, though. If the leg scales are raised, you might want to smother the mites with vaseline or Pam or some other greasy substance.

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