thanks I see it looks real bad on the one pic in the first link but the second link looks like mine ...I am going to treat her with antifunal cream ..I am putting vasilean on all their legs for scaly leg mites and now their combs and ears and waddles with fungal cream ..boy they are not going to be happy ..gunna be like greesed pigs ..
I noticed the white on here awhile ago and thought maybe she was a cross of a white egg layer ..it hasn't spread and it hasn't gotten any worse either ..I no the vasilean is a pain in the butt ..trying to put it on at nite when they perch but then they slip on the perch .I am afraid they will hurt themselves falling ...so I thought in the morning before letting them out ,but was afraid it would interfere with their egg laying ....I think I am going to change it to dipping them as you said ..and give them a DE dusting when I do .they need a good dusting for lice anyways....she lays a nice brown egg ..altho I do have 2 that lay a lighter colored egg..i am not sure which hens lay the dark ones and who lay the lighter colored ones ..all 4 are production birds ..
I read I can use cooking oil spray on the legs as well..i no I have a ton of work ahead of me ...I just got my new birds in the other day and need to have everyone healthy by the time they all get introduced to each other ..I am splitting the run and building a new coop as well as a few tractors to move them around the yard ..pallets are going to come in handy for these builds..
that's a nice looking roo you have for an avatar..is that a marron ..I just got 7 willies , 6 hens and a roo .[I think..lol].hope he turns out to be a good looker..i also got 11 Columbian wyandottes..all about 5 days old ..
funny how all the bad stuff happens at once ..first scaly leg mites , then this white on the ears ..and my neighbor told me the other morn there was a big red fox hanging around my coop ..dealing with pasty butt with 2 babys and well lets see ..oh yeah my one cat isn't eating as well as she should ..ugh ..so goes the life of a animal lover ..lol..my wifes ready to string me up ..lol
Yes, and another thing I tried that worked is to put oil and water in a bowl, and dip them- the oil clings to the bird's legs and you use far less oil. This also works well for coating veggies for baking, like brussel sprouts and cabbage where you need to get oil in deeply. lol
I think you will be happy with how well the mineral oil and DE works together. The bird will have whitish "boots" but for us, this combo worked very quickly and effectively. Within days, the roo was walking easier. Every part of the bird's feet have to be treated, even the underneaths, so dipping in oil than DE is much faster and gets everywhere. Also, he won't be slipping off the roost, and getting grease on his tail. lol You'll see. lol
Actually, the bird in my avatar is the one that had the affected legs. He's an Old English Game Bantam, Black breasted brown- a super great bird. He's only 1 3/4 lb, but he's the master of the universe here- he's kicked the tar out of the 8 lb Black Coppper Marans when they got out of their pen, and the PR run off screaming if he pecks them. lol Unbelievebly fast. He is a wise old soul with a great personality, so no one has ever been hurt, and they all pony up to him. lol
Your Wellsummers are laying the pretty, spotted egg and the darker egg, right?