1. mother hen 13

    mother hen 13 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2013
    south of england
    My Orpingtons developed really bad scaly leg while I was unwell. Think it has been going on for some months !
    I have been treating with olive oil for 15 days now and seem to be getting on top of it.
    But I am a bit worried as some birds seem to have very few scales left their legs are smooth like skin.
    They are not bleeding, I have been very gentle and have not pulled scales off they just dont have any under the mite crude.
    Any thoughts / experience of this.
    Do people think they will grow new scales or have they been permanantly damaged.
    I feel so guilty but help I had didnt know about scaly leg.

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