Scaly leg mites affecting only a few chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annmarie, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Can scaly leg mites affect only a few chickens and not the others? I have 4 chickens right now. Two are 4 years old, two are only 1 1/2 years old. The two older hens are showing signs of scaly leg mites but the younger ones look fine. Is this possible? Would I treat all four, even though they don't all have symptoms? The other things I'm wondering is if none of them have it, and the older girls just have aging legs! But they do have the raised scales so I really think that it's mites.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Can you post pictures? but if you suspect mites you might want to treat them all since you only have the 4, then you'll know for certain the others won't come down with it..
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I have several who are 4 years -- you made me go double check them! There are no raised scales at all.

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