someone brought some roosters over... they have wierd stuff on feet...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BellLisamo, May 5, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Ok so i just got to looking at their feet and it looks like there is stuff growing on them, what the heck is it? I can take a picture later. But any ideas? It is contagious?
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    no idea. BUMP! [​IMG]
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    maybe try washing it off??? could just be something they stepped in, so try that. [​IMG]
     
  4. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Spray their legs with WD 40 or give them a light coating of vaseline. It sounds like leg mites. Repeat this every so often and it will prevent a re ocurrance.

    Some people don't like to use petroleum products on their birds, but I see nothing wrong with it.

    Rufus
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:im off to go look to see if thats what it is.... research time. thanks
     
  6. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably scaly leg mites. Generously rub Vaseline on them and the crud will start falling off in a couple of days and they'll look a lot better. Then I'd put more on in a few days. I think Bag Balm would work well too. Two or three applications should do the trick.
     

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