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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by charmainebilli, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. charmainebilli

    charmainebilli New Egg

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    Hi everyone ! I have just adopted a flock from a neighbor who was unable to care for the chooks anymore , ages and breeds mixed from silkies to seabrights , barnevelders to Australorp , some have some issues , i have wormed and dusted them , but two of the Australorps have strange feet ?? Not bumblefoot , but it looks like dry growths ? WhiTe and dry ? Had no luck with vasaline , olive oil , just started to spray with coconut oil and it appears to be dropping off, any ideas ? Many thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. luckysaysgo

    luckysaysgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be scale leg mites? Posy a pic and someone will know.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome I think you might do better if you posted in full detail and photos if possible at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. Hope someone will be able to diagnosis and recommend treatment for their feet. Are any other birds in the flock affected? Sounds like the prior owner neglected them for quite some time. You are very kind to take them on.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your birds![​IMG] Hope they don't have mites!
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, it does sound like leg scale mites. Rubbing in vaseline can help this condition and if it is bad enough it can take months of using vaseline daily to get the scales to heal. Scales take a long time to slough off and regrow. But a picture of the legs would be very helpful. Definitely post in our emergency section with a picture.

    Good luck and I hope you can get your birds back to good health soon!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I'm sorry to hear that your chickens may have Scaly Leg mites. I hope you can get the mites cleared up! Good luck with them.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Good luck getting your flock in better health.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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