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hormonal roo or scaley leg mites????HELP HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by arnr1530, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 6 month old brahma roo he is a really big boy.... he has the normal feathery feet and darkish yellow legs but i just noticed yesterday that the back from his foot up his leg is now a redish yellow color? im still new to the chicken world and didnt know if this is normal or if he has sores on his feet if so what i should do about it ? he is getting entered into a show in two wks i wanna make sure all is well!!! is it hormonal cause its not a bright red he isnt picking at them and like i said i just checked him for parasites and nothing.???? he is a very hormonal cockerel if someone knows a little more to let me know that will be great????
     
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  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I had the same think happen to my rooster, a buff orpington. I sprayed his legs with Leg Mite Protector, it didn't really help, but he isn't bothered with it. [​IMG]
     
  3. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its scaly leg mites but he is the only one with it and i jsut checked him two days ago for mites but he had nothing no parasites i put powder which is kinda like seven powder does the same thing but bought i in the chicken section at the TSC and i have read on here about what to do for it but im unsure if thats what he really has i clean the bedding and nesting boxes out atleast twice a wk!!! if anyone can help please tell me more info.
     

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