Is this Scaly leg? Pictures*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sandbellie, May 10, 2011.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed this on my chickens and I'm wondering if its scaly leg or just old age. My older hens are the first few pictures and my younger hens are the last few. What is this from? And what can I do to fix it?

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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  2. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    It is the beginning of scaley legs so get that vaseline going on those pretty legs! [​IMG]
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I used vaseline and it worked faster than I thought it would [​IMG]
    I heard oil will work too, but have not tried it.
     
  5. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'll put some Vaseline on the feet tomorrow. What causes scaly leg?
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Scaly leg mites. There are lots of ways to treat them, most by coating the legs with a greasy/oily substance that smothers them. There are other treatments like ivermectin pour-on for cattle, but IF you do have them, it's no where near that stage yet!

    Good eye, spotting the scales being slightly raised, and GREAT pics! [​IMG]
     
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