issue with leghorn legs!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DustyShadow, May 26, 2012.

  1. DustyShadow

    DustyShadow In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    my gorgeous white leghorn hen has REALLY rough and wierd legs - the scales do not sit flat and normally, instead extremly high, and rough.

    is there any cure for this? a simple cream?
    it doesn't seem to affect her well being, she is still really happy, but i want to show her, probably next year, as there aren't many more ag shows, and i have no local contacts for poultry shows...

    another thing i've noticed is her spurs: she is definantly a hen - she lays eggs, and does not crow, but i've noticed that her spurs are REALLY long...
    is this a bad show quality? is there a way to make them smaller without hurting the hen??
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Sounds like scaly leg mites. I'd give her a good coating of flea and tick shampoo and massage it in. Rinse it off in warm water and apply a thick coat of Vaseline to smother and kill the mites. Repeat the vaseline every day until the boogers are gone. It may take some time to see improvement though.

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