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I got a great photo of my poor chickens feet. any ideas what the problem is?

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Thread Starter 
Hi everyone.
I've had such great support from you all before and I've read so much about chicken feet problems but I've no idea what's going on with my hens feet.ive included a photo of the healthy hens feet too so you can see the differences. What do you think I should try? And will the healthy hen also get the scales? The skin is very dry and powdery.
Edited by Tanya34 - 10/4/15 at 1:42am
post #2 of 4
Looks like scaley leg mites. I use mineral oil, in a container deep enough to put her foot ad leg in all the way up to the feathers on her legs. Twice a week for a month will smother the mites.

Mites left untreated will cause her toes to die and fall off!
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Thread Starter 
Thanks, I've been reading up a lot more and you're right. That's what it looks like. I feel relatively confident that we can sort out the problem but I'm quite worried about the 3 week old chicks that are now in close proximity to the old roosting place that those hens uses to use. Do I need the treat the roosting pole and that coop too? What about the chicks? They're so young. What preventative measures can I use for them?
Edited by Tanya34 - 10/4/15 at 3:37am
post #4 of 4
How is your hen now?????
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