I posted a couple of days ago that my bantam rooster had scaly leg mites. Thank you to all that responded! I have been treating him and I'm waiting to see if he heals. I've also treated my coop with DE. I'm also giving him antibiotic in his water. My ?, Is it normal with severe leg mites to have weak and trembling legs? If he turns his feet, mostly I've noticed particularly his left leg, he falls on his side and has a hard time getting back up. They tremble when he is up and walking. His feet turned a bright reddish/ orange. I thought it was just the irritation from the leg mites. He does ok just walking straight, but if he walks on uneven ground he loses his balance I notice he shakes his head just a little but not all the time. He eats and drinks just fine. He crows and chirps and is alert. He is about 101/2 months old. He is the only one that has any symptoms. I'm treating all my other chickens for leg mites, although I haven't noticed any of them with it. He is the only rooster with 17 hens. I know that is alot for 1 rooster, but I only have 3 bantam hens, the rest are bigger. He is in a 10x12 chicken house with plenty of room. We built it new last summer. We use wood shavings. He is outside in a very large pen everyday. I really want to treat him myself and not go to vet. His droppings are a little thicker and smaller than usual.