Chickens have bloody legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by majancart, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. majancart

    majancart New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum. Name's Mike. 5 Hens (Americana, 2 White Leghorns (I think), Cochin, and an unidentified bird, maybe I'll post a photo elsewhere on the forum and get some opinions on that!

    I just noticed that 2 of 5 of my hens have small spots of blood on their legs! Could this be mites? I will look at them more closely later today and at least put some Vaseline on their legs...sound good? or is there a better approach.

    thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
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    Yes, I would definitely check for mites/lice and if they have them on their legs, slathering them with vaseline will def help. You can buy some poultry dust to treat mites on their bodies. Good luck!
     
  3. majancart

    majancart New Egg

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    Thanks BDG! I'll try to follow up with the healing process and how it goes. God Bless.
     

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