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Redness on legs...what is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emilyehrhart, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. emilyehrhart

    emilyehrhart New Egg

    May 15, 2011
    This morning I noticed some red dots on my Orpington's legs. It looks like what would be skin irritation or a rash. Does anybody know what it could be? I thought perhaps it was mites, but there are no other signs of mites yet. Any ideas?
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    Birds with light colored legs will have a red stripe running down the outside. It will vary from a deep blood red to faint and almost pink.

    Usually Scaley Leg mites are not noticable until the scales on the legs start to lift and make the legs look rough.

    Where are the dots and how old are the birds?
  3. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2011
    Canada eh?
    I heard its from hormones, some of my birds have it too. And most of the birds that have it are just starting to lay
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it is a roo I would think it was hormones as that is what I have read happens to roos sometimes here on BYC.
  5. fayeoli

    fayeoli Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2011
    East Yorks, England
    That explains why my buff orps legs and feet turned red, and she started to crow and low and behold my Martha was an Arthur.
  6. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Granbury, Texas

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