Is this Scaly Leg Mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kasey, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Kasey

    Kasey Chirping

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    This is the leg of my 12 week old EE pullet. Is this mites or just a scar? She does have lice and I dusted her vent area and under her wings yesterday. I also noticed small whitish bugs around the feathers on her legs. I wasn't sure if you could see the mites or not.

    Also she is the only one with legs like this out of my 7 youngsters and 8 hens and rooster.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I think that it is just a scar or an injury. Just to be safe though, I'd treat her for scaly legs mites.
     
  3. Kasey

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    Here's another pic, incase it helps.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    I think that it is just a scar. One of my chickens has a leg like that, too. If you want to be sure, though, coat the legs in Vaseline, and that will kill any mites. The scales might not go back to normal, but you would at least prevent further damage.
     
  5. Kasey

    Kasey Chirping

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    Thanks!
     

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