Some of the worst Scaly Legs I've ever seen...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueJaye, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2013
    Just adopted this roo. Poor thing has TERRIBLE scaly legs. Just wanted to post a picture as an example for others. I soaked his legs in epsom salts, applied Campho-Phenique, and then slathered in Vaseline before sending him to bed. Poor guy... :-(

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Poor bird! I've seen pictures of worse scaly leg mites before, but this is certainly bad! Along with the vaseline, you can try dipping his legs in olive oil or vegetable oil. Gently scrubbing with a toothbrush can also help loosen any crusty material or old scales.
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Castor oil is my choice of treatment. Kind of thick and nasty to apply, but it stays on the legs and softens the bad scales while it is smothering the mites.
  4. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen worst, one of my roosters is very bad, it is all white scales build up, Good luck,

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