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Scaly legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkowa, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my modern game hen has a form of scaly legs the mites are gone but her legs a very sore what can I do to help? can I soak them in Epsom salt to help with it?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you positive the mites are gone? They can't be seen usually. Are the scales still raised? Soaking in warm soapy water and gently scrubbing with a tooth brush is useful before putting on a layer of oil or vaseline. I have read that castor oil is excellent since it has to be applied less often and does a great job of softening scales. It is also quite inexpensive.
     
  3. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am 100% postitive they are gone I had it tested by a vet and she said they were
     
  4. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've always used a spray from the pet store specifically for scaley leg. It has soothing and healing properties in it and is roughly £6.00 so not too expensive.
    Other than that I think the anti peck 'purple' spray has an antiseptic in it.
    Poor bird.
    Hope she gets sorted x
     
  5. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've always used a spray from the pet store specifically for scaley leg. It has soothing and healing properties in it and is roughly £6.00 so not too expensive.
    Other than that I think the anti peck 'purple' spray has an antiseptic in it.
    Poor bird.
    Hope she gets sorted x
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You might try the epsom salts. They work on other chicken ailments. I used to soak my horse's foot in them for weeks, and he would break all of my buckets because it burned his sore hoof.
     
  7. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok after I soak it should I put vasaline on them an rap them?
     
  8. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Wow, that sounds almost exactly like what I do for my poor cracked heels. [​IMG]
     
  9. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long should I do this for? it does not seem to be helping
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Just apply the Vaseline , don't bother wrapping. Depends how badly damaged the scales are. Make sure you massage the Vaseline between the toes and right up under the " skirt ".
     

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