Egg bound or Scaly Leg mites?

itsybitsyfroggy

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My pullet who is about six months old just started laying about a week and a half ago. Today out of nowhere she started to walk awkwardly for a few steps and then sit down like she is about to lay. She walks like she has stiff legs. She is eating fine. She was unable to get up on her roost by herself. Could she be egg bound or have scaly legmites or is it something else? I am really worried because we are leaving on vacation tomorrow. Thank you
 

willowbranchfarm

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Oct 3, 2011
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Check for an egg by feeling her abdomen for a hard mass. I don't think its scaly leg mites but you can check too see if the scales are raised. They're pictures on here if you search for scaly leg mites if you want to compare.
 

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