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Red Feet????? *UPDATED to add pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jay13, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Jay13

    Jay13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure where to post this so figured I would put it here....
    I was out watching my birds who are finally maturing the other day and noticed that the bottoms of their feet are turning pink/red. Normally they are yellow or mottled with dark spots depending on the bird, I am going to try and take a pic If I can get the silly birds to sit still long enough.

    Has anyone ever heard of this? What could be causing this? They free range in my orchard during the daylight hours and otherwise eat leftover veg from the grocery store and 16% layer pellets (can't keep the roos out of them even if I tried) Any ideas? Thanks!

    Jay
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just sounds like hormones in action. Without a pic, it's hard to tell.
     
  3. Jay13

    Jay13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, its kinda hard to see in this pic but look at the bottom of the one foot you can see... the bottom (and to a point it creeps up onto the webbing between the toes) has turned a pinkish orange almost red. I didn't know hormones would cause color changes like that?
    thanks again for the help

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BR roosters legs turn red down the side when they're maturing. It's natural
     

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