Scaly leg mites! My 2 mutts developed scaly leg mites and I didn't notice until it was pretty (I mean ugly) far gone. They've always had chunky legs anyway but one day last week I noticed that instead of pink, their legs were black. And much chunkier. I am such a bad chickem mommy for not noticing sooner! I Googled leg mite images and confirmed that's what it was. Then I read almost everything I could find here and in my books and elsewhere. (Hey, did you know there are other chicken places on the web? Can't figure out why they bother. ) So, both girls have had their legs massaged with Vaseline twice, and I've sprayed the others' legs with Pam in case the mites get mad and look for more victims. The affected girls' legs look better already. I'll give the henhouse a huge cleanout as soon as the feed store gets more DE which should be on Friday. OMG OMG ick ick ick YUCK!