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Red spots on legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FunOnABun, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    I have two BO pullets that have the red spots/streaks in the attached photo along each side of both of their legs...the scales of their legs are lying flat and show no other signs of disease/parasite/issue...anything to worry about or normal for chickens with this skin tone?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Looks normal to me.
     
  3. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have another picture of their legs? I can't tell if theirs red spots, just looks like normal pink legs.
     
  4. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    This was the best angle I could get while they were sun bathing; hard to capture in photos. It's more noticeable in person but since it's on both sides of both of their legs I assumed it was normal but wanted to double check as my other chickens all have dark or yellow legs...these are the first girls I've had with white skin.
     
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  5. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps


    Buff orpingtons do have pink skin so it's normal. The colour of their legs differ from breed to breed.
     
  6. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks all for putting my mind at ease...I've only been keeping chickens for a couple of years but haven't had any problems with any kind of pest/parasite to date (knock on wood) and am trying to keep that track record going...
     
  7. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's ok, I would probably flip out if I thought my chickens had mites or parasites. Are these your first orpingtons?
     
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  8. FunOnABun

    FunOnABun Out Of The Brooder

    Yes, I started off with three barred rocks (had to rehome one due to aggression issues) and got the two buffs as day-old chicks in May. Each breed's personality is complimenting the other's quite nicely so far. Integration has gone smoothly so far and they're all getting along great.
     

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