Vaseline removing spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LizaBlue, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wee Acres
    My flocks legs were looking rough, so I slathered them all with vaseline in case it was scaly leg mites. My roo had some pretty pronounced spurs for an 11 month old Barred rock, and I swear, they are getting smaller each time I treat them. It kind of looks like someone is whittling them down - the base is still wide, but the ends are getting narrower and shorter. Is the vaseline doing something to them? It would be great if it was gently and painlessly grooming his spurs - he doesn't mind a foot massage, but I think he'd put up a fuss if I tried to give him a pedicure! Maybe it is softening up the outer layers and they are coming off during the day? He has rough concrete areas as well as yard and trees to play on - any of which might help scrape them off if the vaseline is doing something....
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Interesting. Let us know!

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