Please can somebody look at my rooster's feet. Is this scaley leg mite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeanette2roos, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. jeanette2roos

    jeanette2roos Out Of The Brooder

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    My roo seems healthy and has no problems walking etc but I have noticed the scales where his foot bends are raised and look sore and flakey. Is this something I should be worried about? If so what should I do?

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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    That actually looks like the result of an old injury to me, perhaps a cut or a foreign body. He may have mild scaly leg mite, though some chooks get chunkier scales with age, but looking at his spurs he doesn't seem that old yet (assuming he's never been de-spurred?)... However, unless your camera lens is severely distorting the image, he appears to have bumblefoot. That would be hurting him, and would need treating.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. jeanette2roos

    jeanette2roos Out Of The Brooder

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    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    That is strange. Might be scaly leg mite, in which case it would respond to treatment with vaseline, stockholm tar, vegetable oil or whatever your choice is, anything which suffocates the mites would do. Doesn't look like bumblefoot in the second picture.

    Best wishes.
     
  5. jeanette2roos

    jeanette2roos Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for taking a second look. I've decided to treat it with vaseline as if it is scaly leg mite it will treat it and if it isn't it shouldn't do him any harm. I'll give it a couple of weeks and see what happens.
     
  6. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think it will be an issue long-term, provided it's not something like cancer (that'd be a rare case indeed). Time will tell but it should heal.

    Best wishes.
     
  7. jeanette2roos

    jeanette2roos Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    When examining him today I noticed a large black scab on the pad of his foot. Not sure how I missed it before. Anyway we're off to the vets tomorrow as I think it's bumblefoot and far too severe for me to treat alone.
    Thanks for all of your advice
     
  8. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    All good, hope it goes well. If it's something strange, could you consider giving a follow-up for others in your situation to learn from?

    Best wishes.
     
  9. TulsaChick

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    So would you mind to post the outcome?
     

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