Hi everyone I'm new to byc, I have had chooks since I was little so know a bit about them, but not an expert! Any how, I recently acquired a rooster, the last owner knew nothing about chooks and was too terrified of the darling boy to go within 5 feet of him. When I got him home I noticed his severely deformed legs and google led me here to some "scaly leg mite" threads. I have had three days of dipping his legs in oil and it seems to be loosening the scabby stuff already. Can someone just help me figure out if I am in fact dealing with scaly leg mites or something different entirely. Thanks in advance, I hope to get him better he has a fab personality IMG] P.s if anyone can give me an idea as to what breed he is I would be stoked, thanks!