Scaly Legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggsellant, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. eggsellant

    eggsellant Hatching

    Jan 5, 2009
    Auckland, NZ
    Morning all - hope you and your poultry are well. I have a Orpington X 4 year old hen that has the scaliest legs - none of the others do - she is eating well and laying regular (still) but lately eggs have been wrinkled (but hard shell) yesterday she laid an egg with no shell... She seem's well in herself has access to good quailty food water and has shell and grit avail adhoc... Are her scaly legs associated with the egg problems? Many thanks.

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Without photos it's hard to tell but I'm guessing she has scaly leg mite. You'll need to start researching! I believe soaking a chicken's legs in oil is supposed to help.
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    After the vaseline, I've sprayed their legs with healthy dose of PAM.

    They seem no worse for the wear and legs look so much better.

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