Red Shanks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brooster, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    My Buff Orpington Roo (Brooster) i have noticed has red on the back side of his shanks. its has been getting cold in the coop at night down to 17 [​IMG] Is it frostbite? i think it is on the backside from when he roosts. his front part of has shank is coverd by feathers, and his back of his shanks are exposed. Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The back side of a buff orp roo's legs s/b red. It is a sign of maturity. I think he'll be just fine.

    Jody
     

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