Sick Roo? Red feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hisbride, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. hisbride

    hisbride Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    I've been down sick for 2 weeks. I just looked out the window and saw that my roo has reddness on his feet and going up his legs. I can't tell from here but his comb looks a little pale at the tips. I also noticed that the hens are pecking at him. So how bad do yall think this is?
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    What breed is he? My Cuckoo Maran has red legs and first I thought it was bloody.
    Im sorry your not feeling well....Hope you get better soon!!!
  3. hisbride

    hisbride Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    He is a RIR. ahhh me thinks me is a big dummy. [​IMG] I blame it on the sinus infection, bronchitis, or the flu take your pick. Oh and I would love to have a Cucko Maran.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    are you able to go out and check on him for any other symptoms?

    please check droppings for color and consistency.
    pale comb sometimes means worms, or something causing anemia.
    (example..not eating and drinking)
    the hens could be sensing he's weak and bullying him away from feed.

    check his legs the skin red all over?

    can you separate him to a safe warm place?
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Most roosters with light coloured shanks have that red stripe...I know that Jerry Remy, my Leghorn did and Slifer, my Brahma crowing hen did also.

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