PLEASE HELP! Chickens Leg color suddenly changed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jan77, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Jan77

    Jan77 In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2012
    I have 3 Buff Orpington Hens and 5 Orpington/ Americana Roosters that are different ages. In the last 2 weeks, their legs have turned from golden yellow on the Buff hens and Greenish black on the roosters to a pure white color and you can see red streaks in them that looks like blood.

    Is this a sickness or disease? I have lots more chickens but, their leg color has not changed even though some are the same breed as these.

    Please help!
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Orpington have white legs. Cock birds will get red in legs and especially noticeable when in mating season or a cockerel hit sexual maturity. It's a hormone thing.

    You could also look into leg mites if you think it's more than that.

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