red scales on feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purr, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    my rooster has red scales on his legs and feet is this normal?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some pics? A mature roo's legs do turn red which is a sign of maturity.

    Jody
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Like to see a pic, but my BR roosters have quite reddish legs on the side. RIRs can, too.
     
  4. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I can't take a pic because my camera batteries are dead and I can't find the charger but he's a white rock and otherwise super handsome and healthy. And he's 22wks old.
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    mine has red scales--it's from their spurs rubbing their scales. You might need to trim them! [​IMG]
     
  6. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    no his spurs are nothing more than nubs right now and the red runs the whole leg
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's completely normal, unless its not just a reddish wash down the sides, i.e., they seem inflamed/swollen.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with Cyn...at this age is when you really start to notice the legs getting red because they are coming into full maturity. If the scales aren't lifted, I wouldn't worry. Sounds normal to me.

    Jody
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    thank you that describes it perfectly a red wash down the side
     

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