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Chicken foot disease?

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I am going to look at a friends chickens feet. I have no idea what it may be. I was told there is crusty stuff on the feet and up the leg. Does anyone know where I can look at different pictures. Myy son is going to take his iPod and take a picture and I will post as soon as we get home this afternoon. Thanks for always being here!
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Sounds like it is scaly leg mites?  Try searching for that.  There are many threads on how to treat and what it looks like.

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post #4 of 6

My first thought is mites also.  You can smear vasaline on his feet and legs every day.  Not sure how many days you should continue it.  I guess until they start looking more "normal".

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post #5 of 6

Look for raised scales - sure sign of scaly leg mites.
Cooking oil works as well as Vaseline, if you don't have any. Anything you can smear on to block the mites' breathing holes. Nappy cream has a soothing effect too xD
Leg mites will cause pain and irritation and in very bad cases they eat away the connective tissue causing dead toes. If you don't treat it quickly, however, your chicken's scales will likely look a bit funny for the rest of its life.

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post #6 of 6

Oh, I missed this out
With thick pastes like nappy cream you only need to put it on every five days to break the reproductive cycle of the mites. Oil every two days because it goes more quickly.
Continue it until the mites have completely gone, and then for a week or so after that. If there are any left they will just reproduce again and take over your chicken's legs again!

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