rooster has red on feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by claraserena, May 15, 2007.

  1. claraserena

    claraserena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OUr rooster, age 2, has bright red between in toes and on some other parts of his feet. He gets around fine. None of the other chickens have this. What should I do?
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some pale skinned chickens- like Buff Orpingtons- especially the roosters will show a blush around their toes and up the back of the leg. It's perfectly normal. [​IMG]

    I can't think of anything of hand that it could be other than that. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    My roosters, when breeding a lot have this red on their feet & legs.
    As long as it is just red colored & not raw, or bleeding, it is normal.




    Jean
     
  4. Rowanm77

    Rowanm77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed the same thing happening with my rooster and was wondering if it was normal. His hormones are going big time right now and everything else seems okay with him.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Even Slifer had that on her legs...it was like a dark reddish stripe on her.
    As long as there's no swelling, bleeding or anything else, it's normal for a light skinned male.
     
  6. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, I noticed this on a couple of my white-legged hens and a buff orp rooster, just this morning for the first time. I wonder if it's the time of year ?
     

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