So, around the beginning of December I bought a quad of hens from someone, and only noticed once I got them home and started observing them how badly ripped off I had been. This one blue Marans hen I bought seemed to have (what looked like to me) deformed feet. But now as I look at pictures, I realize it might be scaly leg mites instead. Could someone help me out and tell me if they think that's what it is? Sorry for the poor picture quality! I've worked very hard to try and tame this hen, and she'll allow me close now, but it was too hard for me to grab her AND take a picture by myself. Basically, the legs have a dry/crusty appearance, and though the scales don't really look raised her legs do seem kind of scabby and swollen. Her leg feathers are growing in a little weirdly and the outer claw on both of her feet is nearly nonexistent. I know that can't be seen in the pictures, but the claw's appearance is very similar to the outer claw here: http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/ScalyLegMites/Cotton_ScalyLegMites_HR.html So, is it leg mites? Or maybe she had them before and her feet are now just deformed? I'm wondering if this isn't the case considering that the rest of my flock seems healthy and have normal-looking legs. After a month of being exposed to the leg mites, they would all have it, right? If it is leg mites, is there an easier way to treat it then rubbing vaseline several times on their legs? The main issue is that I don't have someone to help me with this, and with all the chickens I have it might take me all night. I heard on here somewhere that you can use Ivormectin .08% pour on, and apply a few drops of this to the back of a bird's neck to rid them of almost all parasites besides some internal worms. Does anyone know if this would work for scaly leg mites? Honestly, if it would I'd be willing to try it, I am quite sick of battling parasites and from what I recall, using Ivormectin would be they'd all be parasite-free for 6 months... right? Thanks for reading!