Older hens with scaly legs???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheChickInn, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Songster

    Feb 29, 2012
    Hi! Just wondering if anyone has ever had problems with their older chickens having scaly/rough looking legs? I am positive they do not have scaly leg mites. I have a few of my older birds that look like their legs appear to be really dry, I am noticing that it seems to be on the ones that are molting. I was planning on showing a few of these again next year. Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this or have suggestions on what I could do to fix it?

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Could you post pictures of their legs, maybe somebody will have an idea? If it isn't a health problem as such, maybe try over on the Showing forum about what they do to get legs into show condition? A lot of times birds just going though a hard molt look rough all over though, if it is just that, extra protein seems to help.

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