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Chicken with mud daubber like covering on leg/foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirl63, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. farmgirl63

    farmgirl63 Hatching

    Nov 20, 2012
    I have a koshen hen, sweetest thing ever, and she has mud dauber like covering that has grown over her foot...
    I tried to break this off and it made her bleed so I gave it up, didn't want to hurt her..But WHAT is this? I have never
    ever seen anything like this before. Obviously its making her cripple...she doesn't move around much but waits for me to
    feed/water her very close by in her little corner of the chicken house.
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Do you have pictures? It would help us to figure out what it is if we could see it.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Look up scaly leg mites either here on BYC or Google it for pictures. Bad ones look like a build up of scale.

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