Leg scale question

Loveak9

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We are new to chickens. This is our first flock and we have 6. We have pairs of Barred rock (6mth), Easter Eggers (18wks)and buff orpington (18wks). I am concerned about the buff's legs. They have rather rough legs, they are cream colored legs with pinkish tone areas and the scales look a bit rough. The other ladies have dry looking legs and a scale here & there a little rough. They have dust bath, have tractor type coop we move every few day to fresh ground. It has rain pretty heavily the last few days, so it kinda a mud pit. I just would like to make sure they look normal. The buff's had a few peak related cuts back in early Sept due to peaking order issue, but form then on everyone seems settled in. The first two picture are the buff's legs. The 3rd pic is an EE and last pic is barred.
 

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oldhenlikesdogs

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I don't see anything that looks like scaly leg mites.

How big is their area? What are you feeding?

To me they look dry. Maybe feed a bit of boss daily for some extra fat, but not too much.
 

Loveak9

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They get grower feed (dry always, then some time soaked or fermented). The home made meal worms, boss, flax, little random bird seed scratch mix (1-1 1/2 cup for the 6). Kitchen scraped (apple, pumpkin, kale, meat, etc). They have grit & oyster shells on little bowls.

The buff's legs in the front area where the toes meet the leg is the area that looks the worst. Maybe just a light coat of a&d?
 

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They get grower feed (dry always, then some time soaked or fermented). The home made meal worms, boss, flax, little random bird seed scratch mix (1-1 1/2 cup for the 6). Kitchen scraped (apple, pumpkin, kale, meat, etc). They have grit & oyster shells on little bowls.

The buff's legs in the front area where the toes meet the leg is the area that looks the worst. Maybe just a light coat of a&d?

I don't see anything that looks like scaly leg mites.

How big is their area? What are you feeding?

To me they look dry. Maybe feed a bit of boss daily for some extra fat, but not too much.
I agree, they look dry.

@Loveak9 what is the protein% of your grower?
All your treats sound o.k., but you may be giving a little too much depending on the feed. I like to aim for no more than 5-10% of daily intake for treats. Scratch can pack on the pounds and the nutritional content is not that great.

It won't hurt to apply A+D ointment to the legs to help with dryness. I don't see evidence of SLM though:)
 

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