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Rooster with White built up stuff on his legs need Advice ASAP.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Teresaann24, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My adult rooster who is about 3 1/2 years old I just noticed he has this white built up stuff on his legs I don't see any lifted scales on his feet to indicate mites and honestly you can't see most of his legs because of this stuff. It's really white like snow white no brown no yellow It looks crusty WHAT IS IT? AND WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP HIM?
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A picture would help. It could still be scaly leg mite but he would have to have had them for quite some time to get a crust build-up that bad. You could go ahead and dip his legs in vegetable or mineral oil so to be safe till you figure it out.
    sharon
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have never noticed this on him before I visit my chickens alot set with them and watch them I NEVER noticed this its almost like it poped up over night. I will try what you said my 1st thought was use Vasoline.
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that's what it is Vaseline should work as well. Just coat them good. Maybe you can post a pic and someone more experienced could weigh in with an opinion.
    sharon
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    thanks, its dark here I will have to wait till the morning but I will post a pic 1st thing in the morning.
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Sounds like a hen I bought once.

    I had to rub Vaseline into her legs for a few days. It was nasty. Crusted over and her legs looked like they were concrete.

    She has nice, smooth legs now. They boys like them too.

    Oh and the best time to do this is at night when you can grab her from the roost.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    thats what it sounds like mine has! Like concrete he is an awesome roo so he just plays dead when I hold him and look him over..LOL So he will be easy to rub down. I may leave him away from his girls till I get him cleaned up since when he gets with his girls he becomes tuff guy.
     

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