IS THIS LEG MITES OR SOMETHING ELSE? Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjo804, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. tjo804

    tjo804 Crowing

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    I need help figuring out what this might be. I thought scaly leg mites and have been treating him for that, he acts normally and no one else in the coop is having this problem. It looks painful but you would never know from his behavior. I oiled him up really well to mat feathers for pics and figured if it was mites it couldn't hurt.

    Any help is appreciated!
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    The blood on nail in this pic is my bad. I figured while he was in position I would trim but got too much.
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    I included a face pic so you could see comb color. He is sleeping as I just took pics and he is usually in bed by 8 pm.

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    I did not take pics of bottoms of feet as they look ok no bumble foot or anything.

    Please help even an article *like would be great

    Thank you in advance for sharing your time and wisdom with us.

    Edited to say I meant to say Article link.
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I haven't had to deal with scaly leg mites but some of my neighbors birds had them. I put pour on ivermectin on their legs under the scales but probably something like Vaseline would work too.
     
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    tjo804 Crowing

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    I used a mix of castor oil and coconut oil tonight after spraying with horse and stable. That has .50% Permethrin

    Also before I did anything to his legs and feet I soaked him in Epsom salt water and scrubbed his feet and legs with a soft bristle tooth brush and dawn dish soap. Blew dry him while lifting body feathers to check for lice or other pests or eggs. No sign. Just the red blisters on legs and feet and bad looking leg scales.
     
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    tjo804 Crowing

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    This is what I sprayed on his legs and feet.
     
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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    That will probably work. Not too long ago I had mites for the first time. I used Permethrin spray and sprayed inside all of my coops very well, walls, floors, ceiling, nest boxes, roosts on top and under them, any cracks and crevices where the mites might hide. So far I haven't seen any more.
     
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  6. Unfortunateky, I cannot tell if it’s for sure mites. That’s a lot of irritation. Good job tackling the situation.
     
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    That's what I thought too. And why I am so puzzled. I do not want to make it worse by treating for the wrong thing.
     
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    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Noticed you're in TX, what's the weather been like, humid? Rain? Dry?
    Any pesticides sprayed it the area?
    What's the flooring in the coop/run/area he's walking?
    Has he been scratching in a new area?
    Has he been pecking at his leg/feet?
     
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    Little rain every now and then but dry the next day.

    No pesticides

    I have always used grass clippings from yard for coop and run. No new areas. No new plants.

    No scratching if I didn't pick him up to look, I would have never known there was a problem. I have been treating this as leg mites since March. I burned all bedding twice and dusted the coop with seven dust before adding new bedding. And I removed all run material down to dirt and tilled it over.

    He has 8 ladies and I hatched 6 chicks that were added to coop last month. No one else shows any sign or irritation like he does.
     
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    Wow, sounds like you've done all that I can think of. Is it possible to take him to a Vet? Wondering if he some how has become allergic to the grass? I have no clue but let's see if we can get the more experienced opinions ....

    @azygous @casportpony @dawg53 @Eggcessive @WVduckchick
     
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