you don't necessarily see Scaley Leg Mites..
they cause a crust build up under the scales, causing the scales to be raised.(check for crusty material)
either from pecking from irritation (and others pecking once they see the red)..or the mites themselves..causes a staph infection..sometimes a fungal infection...
washing the legs and feet will help.
normally applying any kind of oil or vaseline..(Bag Balm is very good for Scaley Leg) to smother the mites..and help recondition the scales.
but with the infection going there..might be better to apply neosporin..
the feathered legs make it harder to treat because you don't want to get the oil or ointment on the feathers..
using a Q-tip might help.
there is a veterinary ointment called Panalog (brand name)..or Animax (generic)..it has both antibiotic and antifungal meds.
from vet, or online at pet suppliers. (possibly available at First State Vet)
also they need to be treated for mites..
Ivomec works well..
he might also need a systemic antibiotic..such as Pen-G procaine..injectable.
found at most farm/feed stores...and syringes.
or you can order Cephalexin from First State Vet Supply online.
separate the roo on clean soft bedding with food and water, give extra protein, such as cooked egg..or small amount of canned cat food..or moistened dry kitten or cat food.
and poultry vitamins..or Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins..3 drops on beak twice a day for 3 days..then once a day for a week, tapering off for a week.
sometimes feather legged breeds do have feather folicle problems that irritate, get very sore, causing them to peck..and bleed and get infected.
treat as above.
you might also get some suggestions from thread "Lanshan feather follicle infected"
Edited by sammi - 9/25/08 at 9:58pm