reddness developing on feet, black spots on comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stanski, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. stanski

    stanski New Egg

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    My rooster began limping yesterday and I noticed reddness around his toes and up his legs. Today I say black spots on his comb. Does anyone know what is going on with him?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Is he your only roo?
     
  3. stanski

    stanski New Egg

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    No, I have 2 orpingtons.
     
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Is it possible they were fighting? Black spots on roo combs are sometimes just dried blood and if he was fighting his legs might be red.
     
  5. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
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    I would love to see a pic to be sure but if I had to guess I would say the black spots on the comb are exactly as said before dried blood spot and the redness on his legs are a sign his hormones are strong and he's healthy. Here is a pic of a roo I had and I was concerened about his red legs also...


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  6. stanski

    stanski New Egg

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    He is barely putting any weight on his left leg.
    I don't really know what I'm doing with the picture deal. I hope you can see it.
     
  7. stanski

    stanski New Egg

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    You can't really tell from this pic just how irritated his legs look.
     
  8. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree w/ the dried blood. Maybe the red on the legs is brusing, but my Black Star Roo has red legs, red up the back and in between the toes. His legs continue to get redder as he gets older.
     
  9. stanski

    stanski New Egg

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    He is definately not feeling well. As the day goes on he is acting sicker. He really isn't putting any weight on his left leg.
     
  10. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you check for a more serious injury under his feathers? They are pretty good a hiding these things.
     

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