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Red legs--are they cold?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ryanhodapp, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My yellow legged chickens have red feet. Even my Cochin
    I have a 4 x 6 inside coop with attached run. THey are sleeping on an old wooden ladder in the run. I did put tarps all around, soe there is protection, but if they went inside it might be warmer. what do you all think?
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole foot, or just the toes? Could you post a picture?

    I'm wondering if they are able to cover their toes with their feathers when they perch to keep them warm.
     
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it is between their toes. Not the whole foot. Kind of looks chapped
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my considerable experience, wet weather is the main cause of red feet and legs. Been raining a lot where you are? Doesn`t hurt a thing. Don`t worry about it.........Pop
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put them in the coop & lock them in there so they know where home is. It could take them a week or so. No excess to the run after dark. They need to be cooped up at dark this will give them a sense of protection & they will always feel safe in the coop.
     
  6. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks. It has been wet here. I feel better now.

    I can't lock them in coop. No food or water and no room either.
    I hope if their feet get to cold, they will go inside.
     

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