Scaly leg mite diagnosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brownbottlefarm, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. brownbottlefarm

    brownbottlefarm New Egg

    Dec 2, 2016
    Oregon City, OREGON

    Just got a new rooster for my ladies and he looks like he might have scaly leg mites. I've confined him before introducing him to my girls because they're all in great health and I'm concerned about bringing in mites,which are- from what I've heard, hard to get rid of. Can anyone verify that he has mites from these pictures?[​IMG]

    what would you do? Cull or care?
  2. All Ball

    All Ball Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2013
    El Sobrante, CA
    Looks like it to me, from other photos I've seen on this site, and my one girl who has had a bit of it. You can smother them by oiling his legs/feet - someone on here had good tips about using an old toothbrush to scrape the scales off, but I think that was after the smothering was completed.

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