HELP!!!!!! Dry and scaly legs!!!!!!

ChickenGuy53

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HI everybody ok well i have noticed that alot of my chickens have dry scaly legs. t i dont think its mites because a have checked and cant find any. their legs look bad. there all scaly and white. what should i do to treat them and how should i prevent it?? PLS HELP
 

aart

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HI everybody ok well i have noticed that alot of my chickens have dry scaly legs. t i dont think its mites because a have checked and cant find any. their legs look bad. there all scaly and white. what should i do to treat them and how should i prevent it?? PLS HELP
You can't see leg mites, they are under the leg scales.
If leg scales are raised and crusty, they probably have leg mites.
Post a pic and someone can confirm or deny.
 

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Do they really?? Why have I never seen any mention of it?
It's hard to find references, but here's one with the following comment: http://www.ruleworks.co.uk/poultry/poultry-age.asp

"Also, the scales on older birds will tend to look rougher, particulary at the joints between the toes and the foot.
A new set of scales grows every year and, if the previous set is not completely shed, the build-up leads to roughness."


Others references I have found have too many "cookies" on site to drop on you.


But it makes sense that one set could not last a chicken or other bird their whole life.


Reptiles scale shedding is easy to research and find.
 

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