no scales on feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by warren, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens has no scales on her feet. I am sure that she had some when I got her 6 weeks ago. I have been putting vaseline on her feet for a few days but I think that she has lost more scales. Her feet look pink and sore, but the skin is dry until I put the vaseline on. She is in a pen on grass most of the time, but I let her out to scratch in the garden sometimes. The other hen has her scales.
    I have a picture, but don't know how to get it on here.
     
  2. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks davecash. if I have done it right there should be a picture if you click on
    or type in in if it does not work
    if you click on the picture it makes it larger.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  4. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thats nasty lookiung, is anyone pecking at his scales?
     
  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are probably mites underneath her scales. I think someone else posted something like this, they gave the product name. I'll do a search
     
  6. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks davecash and rosyposyosy. I will keep on with the vaseline and perhaps try cooking oil too. My two do go where wild birds go so this may be a long term problem.
    I think that my hen may be itchy and picking off her scales. The other does not seem to be affected, but I will treat her too.
    I have a problem handling my birds, but I have found that if I put a bowl of her favourite seed on a table and put her next to it she will stand still for a few minutes while I do the job.
     

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