Red feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KODIAK, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. KODIAK

    KODIAK Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cold in NJ now all my rir have pink to red feet and don't really come outside . Is this from the cold and what can I do if anything?

    Thanks Charlie
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is their roost wide enough to allow them to cover their feet at night to keep them warm?
     
  3. KODIAK

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    YES I use a closet pole wood 13/4 round never seen this before ?
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry i don't have more ideas. I don't deal with cold weather much, but i've read about that one a bunch.

    Here's hoping someone else can help you better than i.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    How old are they?

    I don't have any RIR hens, but my rooster's feet got reddish as he went through puberty. I was a bit alarmed, but everyone on here assured me it was normal.
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  6. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is round, they won't have their feathers over their feet completely. You might try a 2x4 wide side up. Just to see.

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  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto. Chickens don't like to perch the way most birds do. They really prefer to have a wider roost (like a 2x4 wide side up as sharol suggested) so they can rest flat footed on it and bring their bodies down over their feet to keep them warm. I used round perches about the same size as yours when I first got chickens and they are much happier since I switched to the 2x4 style.

    All that being said, the pic you posted reminds me more of how my young roos feet/legs look when the raging teen hormones kick in.
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto. Chickens don't like to perch the way most birds do. They really prefer to have a wider roost (like a 2x4 wide side up as sharol suggested) so they can rest flat footed on it and bring their bodies down over their feet to keep them warm. I used round perches about the same size as yours when I first got chickens and they are much happier since I switched to the 2x4 style.

    All that being said, the pic you posted reminds me more of how my young roos feet/legs look when the raging teen hormones kick in.

    That picture isn't from the OP.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Ditto. Chickens don't like to perch the way most birds do. They really prefer to have a wider roost (like a 2x4 wide side up as sharol suggested) so they can rest flat footed on it and bring their bodies down over their feet to keep them warm. I used round perches about the same size as yours when I first got chickens and they are much happier since I switched to the 2x4 style.

    All that being said, the pic you posted reminds me more of how my young roos feet/legs look when the raging teen hormones kick in.

    That picture isn't from the OP.

    Yeah it was my picture. I was asking the OP if maybe their chickens could be getting the raging teen hormones too!! The pic is from when my roo got hit with the puberty stage and I was a little freaked about his red feet/legs. It wasn't cold then though, so maybe KODIAK can figure out if their chickens are getting the teenage dose of hormones or if it is really cold-related. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! Sorry guys, I probably shouldn't post while I'm fixing dinner and trying to keep 10 year old ds focused on homework.....I like to think I can multi-task, but sometimes it doesn't work out so well.[​IMG]
     

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