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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by duckmom68, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. duckmom68

    duckmom68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have a chicken with a foot problem scales lifting up what can i do?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like it could be scaly leg mites.
    If so, brush your roosts and chickens' legs once a month with a mixture of one part kerosene to two parts linseed oil.
    It can also be controlled with ivermectin but there is a meat and egg withdrawal period.
     
  3. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a picture. @ChickenCanoe is right, you could have Scaly Leg Mites, I recommend putting Vaseline or petroleum jelly on the legs; it suffocates the mites. But beware, I once thought I had Scaly Leg Mites, and was assured I did by someone here, but it ended up that my chicken just had some dirty under the scales.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can put "scaly leg mites<" in the search box to get more info and maybe photos you can compare to your birds feet.
     
  6. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. Here's a picture of my hen's legs when I thought she had Scaly Leg Mites; but she didn't.

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  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  9. duckmom68

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  10. duckmom68

    duckmom68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can my duck get it of the chicken?
     
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