In the Brooder
- Sep 8, 2017
Thank you. I have tried keeping them away from each other but my older hens are good flyers and they get over the fencing I put up.I would give her feet another long soak in a warm Epsom salts bath, give them a gentle scrub with a soft brush to remove as much debris as possible, trim any claws that are too long, dry thoroughly and slather them in a grease or oil like Petroleum Jelly or coconut oil or I have recently been using Vicks Vapour Rub on Scaly leg mites with significant success. Anything which is thick and gunky and greasy to soften the skin and suffocate the mites. You will need to repeat every few days and keep them on clean bedding until you get them sorted. It looks like there may also be frostbite damage or perhaps burn from faeces build up on feathers.
I would quarantine the new girls until you get them sorted out.... always a good idea to quarantine new chickens but when they come with obvious problems it is much more important.
Are they aggressive to you or to each other? Quite unusual for bantams to be human aggressive.
I do, yes! Thank you! Its morning here, and still dark, Im on my way to work so I will sort her out this afternoon! Thank you@Mamma se hoenders, your username is Afrikaans, do you live in South Africa? I'm from there myself originally.
For the nail trimming, here is a tutorial with a video, that may help you: