Light brahma pecking feet feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by click cluck, May 23, 2018.

  1. I have a light brahma (chip) who is pecking the feathers her own feet. shes about 15 weeks old. It looks horrible and sometimes bleeds slightly, her legs just have sticks on them. I see no sign of scaly leg, is this common with feathers feet breeds?

    thanks for any help.
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Not common at all. I might try dusting for mites to see if it helps.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Slather some Nu-Stock on her legs. It will heal and deter her from pecking the feathers on her feet and legs. Be sure to wear disposable gloves when applying it.
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  4. Ill look and see if I can find that stuff, thanks! I don't think its mites btw, her leg are clean. she is low in the pecking order so I wonder if some of the others are doing it, haven't seen it though.
     

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