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Growths on a roo.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bearz, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkie roos. They are each in separate cages next to each other. Same conditions, same bedding (straw) etc.

    We noticed that one of the Roos has this growth on his feet. Its tan colored and looks almost like those pictures you see of the tree man..you know, he grew bark all over him?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/14/tree-man-has-surgery-want_n_96656.html

    Anyways, we brought the roo in because he had alot of poop matted on his feet in the growths. I washed his feet well and put him in a box to dry. When we went back later we found some of the stuff had fallen off his feet and left clean skin underneath.

    What the heck is this?
     
  2. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind. I googled and found out it is scaly leg mite.

    I'll be putting vaseline on him tonight.

    Funny the other roo and the other chickens haven't developed it.
     
  3. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    OH my gosh!! [​IMG] Tree man - that is horrible.

    Yes -- vaseline will do the trick - use it for a couple of weeks [​IMG]
     

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