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banty hen with yucky gross looking legs and feet?!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by augiedranch, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was givin a banty hen from my nieghbor. the hen was kinda skinny, but i also noticed that the legs are disgusing looking.. they look like prehistoric legs.. white color, wrinkly, scaley,, i dont know how to explain it... what is it??

    can i do something to fix it? and can my others get it? i dont want my other ones getting this weird ugly leg looking thing

    thanks
     
  2. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look up scaly leg mites. lots of ways to treat it.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have pics? Are they mites?
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    scaly leg mites are very contagiouse
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Without a pic its hard to tell, but from your "colorfull" description, I would say scaley leg mites. Very contagious...easy to cure.
     
  6. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys

    should i seperate her? and someone told me to put petrolium jelly on her legs.. umm does that work? any sort of pesticides i can put on her legs? thanks..

    this is kinda gross,,, sorry about the colorful details lol,, i just thought i had a really healthy.. herd.. lol

    thanks
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    seperate if you can. I would wash her legs with a toothbrush every other day....if you have peppermint soap use that. At the grocery store Castile Peppermuint bar soap is maybe $1.50. Then rub Vicks vapo rub all over her legs and feet, or petroleum jelly, or coconut oil,,,,,,,,

    The mint stuff is better because of being a natural insecticide but any oil will do to smother the mothers

    do this every other day for a long time,,,,,, hm not sure how long?! At least weeks,,,,till they clear up
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't hurt to dust her for mites..
    or use Ivomec (see below)


    feed her up..give her some extra protein..cooked eggs. for example..and a little plain yogurt.

    vitamins..(poultry vitamins if you have them)..if not Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins (Enfamil brand, no iron)..2-3 drops once a day on the beak..for a week or so, then taper off..

    she's probably wormy too..
    Wazine 17 gets rid of adult round worms..

    Ivomec/Eprinex (ivermectin)..gets rid of several different kinds of worms and de-bugs too..
    a good treatment for Scaley Leg..

    Bag Balm on the legs works well too..

    info about Ivomec:

    http://shilala.homestead.com/ivomec.html
     

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