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Red feet & scaley legs - HELP - Normal or NOT?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by heybarb, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 questions...the first has to do with my bantam buff cochin. I noticed a few days ago that he has quite a bit of redness on his legs and feet. He is 6 months old, free ranges all day. The coop has sand mixed w/DE inside. Because of all his feathers, I had a hard time getting pictures, but here are a few that I took this afternoon:

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    The 2nd question has to do with one of my hens. She's a leghorn mix, 6 months old. She has some funny spots on the front of her "ankles." Here's a picture I took this afternoon:

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    So, is this normal or not? If not, any ideas on what it is or how to treat it? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Part of the redness on your rooster is from plucking feathers out, it happens in feather legged breeds. But most of it is just from his age - males legs turn red when they get close to breeding age.

    Not sure about the pullets legs - I haven't seen that before.
     
  3. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. I think I was more worried about the rooster, so thanks for your thoughts. It's nice to know that it's OK.

    Neither one seems real serious, so I guess I'll just keep my eyes on them and see if they get worse.
     

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