Scaly leg?

Chickie3momma

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Is this scaly leg? Only on one of my three chickens.
 

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All4Eggz

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@Eggcessive @Wyorp Rock

A couple of my chickens had scaly mites, but thankfully they are completely ridden of mites now.
From my inexperienced eye, that does not look like scaly leg mites (SLM).

I would treat the hen either way (soak feet in soap water, dry, then smother with vaseline or coconut oil). Treating her, even if she really doesn't have SLM, wouldn't harm her. So I'd treat her asap.

Good luck ❤️

If you want to check out my thread, from when some of mu chickens had SLM, here's the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/scaly-leg-mites-how-should-i-cure-it.1498571/
 

Wyorp Rock

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To me it looks like she may have damaged the scales on her leg and it's a little dry. It won't hurt anything to apply a little oil or vaseline to the legs if you wish.

She's not having any difficulty walking or any other troubles is she?
 

Chickie3momma

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May 22, 2021
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To me it looks like she may have damaged the scales on her leg and it's a little dry. It won't hurt anything to apply a little oil or vaseline to the legs if you wish.

She's not having any difficulty walking or any other troubles is she?
No, she’s walking fine. I will definitely apply some oil to help. Would I need a wound spray?
 

All4Eggz

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No, she’s walking fine. I will definitely apply some oil to help. Would I need a wound spray?
That's good. I don't think you need wound spray because it doesn't really look like a wound. The oil/vaseline should be fine for now.

Keep us posted!
 

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