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Hen losing scales

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickengirl47, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, my Black Cochin Bantam hen, Esther, is losing her foot scales. First, her scales were raised, and I was thinking she had leg mites. I put some leg mite stuff on her feet, but I only put it on her ounce. And now she is losing her scales. Her feet look red and raw. I don't know what to do. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I would put petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on her legs.
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry I am no help on this one but I am anxious to hear the solution. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. :)
     
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures?
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd try rubbing Olive oil on them to help soften them so they are not so raw prior to putting on Vaseline. The oil will moisturize the skin and the Vaseline will help coat and protect.
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Thank you very much! I will do that tomorrow.

    Tadpole98, I'll take pictures of her feet if I remember to tomorrow.
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know these are horrible pictures, but I took them with my iPod. That's why they are blurry. Sorry. :/ :(

    This is a picture of the scales that are still on her.
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    This is a picture where her scales are missing.
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    Here is Esther.
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    Sorry they are such bad pictures.
     
  9. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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