Is it possible for only one chicken to have scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick-george, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. chick-george

    chick-george Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2010
    I have a flock of 9 ,only one of which is a black silkie. She doesn't roost with the other girls even when she isn't broody. She used to buddy up with a too but he died a couple of months ago. She looks like she as raised scales with white crusty stuff underneath. I will post pics tomorrow.
    My question is, can only one in a flock have them, the others don't seem to have any. I was thinking that perhaps sleeping in the nesting boxes makes the birds susceptible ?
    I'd be grateful for any input. Thanks.
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I bought 25 hens from a friend last year and mixed them in with my flock. One of the RSLs had scaley leg mites. It was too late to save her when I noticed it a week later. I got really alarmed when I read about how contagious it is, but none of my other hens ever got it... Maybe I just got lucky. [​IMG]

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