Need help diagnosing a rooster with red inflamed legs

Mglowacki0329

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Hey guys!
One of my Sussex Bantam rooster has red inflamed skin on his legs. What could this be? Is it contagious? And what are the treatments for this. I have him separated from the flock right now but he was with them for a while till my friend noticed his legs. I would like any help anyone will give. Thank you.
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aart

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What could this be?
Have no idea but it doesn't look good.
Might be something common with feather legged birds,
with which I am unfamiliar.
Looks like scales are totally missing in places/
Scales that are there are raised, so maybe scaly leg mites?

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Hey guys!
One of my Sussex Bantam rooster has red inflamed skin on his legs. What could this be? Is it contagious? And what are the treatments for this. I have him separated from the flock right now but he was with them for a while till my friend noticed his legs. I would like any help anyone will give. Thank you. View attachment 2175307 View attachment 2175309 View attachment 2175307 View attachment 2175309 View attachment 2175310 View attachment 2175312 View attachment 2175313 View attachment 2175314
I'm commenting because my two Cochin's feet look like this. I received them as adults as my first chickens so I thought it was normal and only since joining this forum did I start to question it. I'm still not sure if it's normal or not, but they are at least four years old and neither limps or outwardly shows signs of pain. Their feet are heavily feather, more so even than your bird.
 

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I'm commenting because my two Cochin's feet look like this. I received them as adults as my first chickens so I thought it was normal and only since joining this forum did I start to question it. I'm still not sure if it's normal or not, but they are at least four years old and neither limps or outwardly shows signs of pain. Their feet are heavily feather, more so even than your bird.
..and their skin is red like that....with no scales?
 

aart

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You mean like the scales that are normally on chicken feet? Too be honest I've never been able to catch either of them for closer inspection. I can get within a foot of them, and can see the redness between the feathers, but I assumed I was seeing red scales and not scaleless feet.
Yes.
I do all exams off the roost after dark wearing a headlight....
...much easier to 'catch' them then! :gig
 

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