CHICKEN SCALEY FEET

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pamchicken, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. pamchicken

    pamchicken New Egg

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    I HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD HEN THAT HAS BIG THICK SCALEY STUFF ALL OVER HER FEET. I BOUGHT SCALE PREVENTER AND HAVE BEENSPRAING HER FEET FOR A WEEK. IT SEEMED TO HELP A LITTLE BUT NOW IM CONSIDERING SPRAYING WITH VETERICYN. ANY SUGGESTIONS
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think that spraying with Vetericyin would help. I believe that it is an antiseptic spray, not a mite killer. It wouldn't hurt the bird, but I don't think it would help. I would just continue spraying with that Scaly Leg Mite prevententer. You can also try dipping her feet in mineral or vegetable oil, or rubbing vaseline on the legs. Scrubbing with a toothbrush will remove any loose scales or crusty material.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree--continue with the Scaly Leg Mite preventer; it should kill any mites that are still alive, and prevent others from coming onto your bird. Soak the feet in warm water and scrub them to help remove raised scales or crust. However, the scales may never return to normal.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    As BantamLover21 said, even if you treat the Scaly Leg Mites, her feet might never be as smooth as a normal hen's. I have a chicken who had a mild case of Scaly Leg Mites before I got her, and her scales never returned to normal.
     
  5. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is fine, most chickens get SCALEY FEET, believe my 75% of my chickens have really scaley feet, and they are ages 4- 8. Never had a problem.
     
  6. pamchicken

    pamchicken New Egg

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    thank you everyone for the feed back
     

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