scaly leg mites?

caroleine

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Hi, I am new to this board, and new to keeping hens. Any help would be very welcome as it is all a bit scary at the moment! One of our hens has lumps on her feet and legs, she also appeared to be moulting a few weeks ago, even though she is only 9 months old, but that seems to have stopped now. But she does look very scruffy and seems to have lost weight. I am assuming she has scaly leg mite, so have sprayed her legs. Could the other symptoms suggest something else is wrong? Is the spray the best thing for scaly leg mites? Are the other hens likely to catch it? Thanks in advance for any responses
 

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Here's a link to some excellent advice about leg mites:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=244816

and yes it can spread.

This is the time of year that chickens molt, sometimes it is almost unnoticeable. That may be why she looks scruffy.

If you think it might be more. then answer the questions in the attached link. And remember a picture is worth a 1000 words. Good luck.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569

Imp
 

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