Scaly legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Frizzle13, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my hens have large scales that have come away at the bottom is this a cause to worry? Is thre a cure
     
  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it does have a cure. Scaly leg mites is a common disease. It is caused by mites that crawl into the crevices of your chickens feet and cause the scales to rise up and stick out, and it is very uncomfortable to the chicken. Best ways of treating this is to smother the legs with vaseline. This engulfs the mites and they'll die. Repeat the treatment every day until the scales turn back to normal.

    Check out this thread, it has tons of good advice and treatments from the BYC community and pictures too!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/33903/scaly-leg-mites-need-best-easiest-quickest-solution-scaley
     
  3. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks will catch them tomorrow and put them in a sheep pen so they r easy to catch
     
  4. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Sudocrem, just thought I would mention that incase you already have it and not vasaline... either will work well
     
  5. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will use sudocrem as I already have a pot of it. Good to see another Englishman most people seem to be american. I keep my birds in the forest of dean
     
  6. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eeerrrmmm, English woman if you don't mind [​IMG]
     

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