Scaly leg mites on all chickens?!?!?!?!!?!!?!? (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by F50myster, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. F50myster

    F50myster Songster

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    how do i get rid of scaly leg mites on all my 40 chickens!?! how old do chickens have to be to get them? i thingk that all my 25 month old chicks that are in my brooder have them and my 14 juvenile bantams do too. its like barely starting i think their legs are turning black? how do i cure all of them fast? and is it leg mites?



    this is a pic of my dark cornish hens feet

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    this is a pic of my 1 month old black astralorps feet


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    this is a pic of my standard size EE who has crooked toes



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  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    are you sure its mites? Do you have a picture?
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Mites usually make white or off white crusty stuff. Now the toes turn black when they start to die and fall off but that takes a while. I agree, pics would help.
    sharon
     
  4. F50myster

    F50myster Songster

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    ill get pictures by night time hold on
     
  5. F50myster

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    i got pics now
     
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I dont think you have mites.
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  7. F50myster

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! then do you know why they are turning black?
     
  8. dawg53

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    They dont have scaly leg mites. The Black Australorp's feet are naturally black in color for that breed.
     
  9. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Mites do not look like this. They raise the legs. These look normal to me.
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! then do you know why they are turning black?
     
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  10. tinychicky

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    i think their feet sre just dirty. scaly leg mites raise the scales and appear to be a whitish mass under each scale.
     

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