Is there something wrong with my rooster's feet and legs? pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TinyLittleFarm, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 20 week old Light Brahma roo, Jack, has rather funky looking feet. The scales are not smooth like my other chickens'. I suspected mites so I treated him with vaseline about a month ago, but they look exactly the same. He also has some pinkish-red patches on his legs. The redness is in the same place and the same size on both legs, so I suspect it is just normal for him, but what do I know. You can see this in the second picture. His feet are grubby, but he's a free range in the woods chicken and I'm not up for giving him regular pedicures. [​IMG]

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    Thanks!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hmm, looking at the pics, the scales are slightly lifted, but it looks pretty clean. When you used the vasceline, did you put anything else on the legs? Scaly leg mites also leave a nasty scaly buildup as well....this could be a mild case. What I do, is take the vasceline, and also put some seven dust in with it. Clean the legs, rub the mixture on them twice a day for at least a week.

    I hope someone else looks at your pics, because I am not 100% sure it's the scaley leg mites.

    Good luck with him!
     
  3. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only smeared them with the vaseline for a couple of days. If it gets worse, I'll try it with a bit of sevin. Thanks!
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    On feathered legs like that WD40 (spray) works well... gets in to all the nooks and crannies... plus it is very easy to use. I used it every day for 2 weeks.
     

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