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Rooster with red legs. Is that normal? *PICS*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by willkatdawson, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Our seven month old BR roo has some red on his legs. He is healthy otherwise and the red on his legs may be normal but, I'm not sure. They do freerange on warm days but, on cold days they stay in the run and their heated coop. I do use DE in the pine shavings on the coop floor. I don't think it's leg mites because I don't see excessive lifting of his leg scales. Any ideas?

    You can see it runs up to his elbow

    and it's between his toes
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    His hormones are starting to get spring fever.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Yep, spring hormones. That's what my Thor's legs look like right now.
  4. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Oh, thanks. I thought maybe the DE was burning his legs. Just hormones huh. That's great.
  5. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    Red legs is a sign of good health. I wipe the legs with VetRX to kill potential scaley leg mites and it makes the red stand out very nicely.

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