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HELP!! chook with redness on legs and inbetween toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wyandottewings, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. wyandottewings

    wyandottewings Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, i have 10 chooks, 2 of which are moulting.one has redness on the legs and inbetween the toes. the other one has the same but worse.please help me and tell me what it is,and is there a cure for it. i am pretty sure its not scaley leg mite because the scales arent lifted of the leg.i will try and get pictures but she runs and hides each time i try and have a closer look. wyandottewings
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have any of the following- bag balm, baby oil, mineral oil, vaseline? A photo would be useful!

    Gently spread on the affected areas by hand and up as far as the feathers- try not to get the bird damp. Could be leg mites ( which are microsopic) , and even if not, any of these materials should soothe the irritation until you can figure this out,
     
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  3. wyandottewings

    wyandottewings Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for your reply LynneP, i have vaseline and i will do what you said. im passionate about poultry and hope to learn more. [​IMG]
     

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