What are healthy looking feet? Pics --

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimchick621, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. kimchick621

    kimchick621 Chirping

    Oct 23, 2012
    It being a strangely mild day today I decided to deep clean the coop. Everything got emptied out, and washed with fresh pine bedding and DTE. I still have a nagging feeling something isn't right. I checked everyone thoroughly for mites, and lice, found nothing.

    What I'm not sure about is their feet.

    One of my girls has pink along the side of her leg, and I'm just not sure if scaly mites are there are not.


    I'm getting ready to add the babies that were in my garage out to the rest of the flock, but I want to make sure everyone is healthy. I don't think I'd be so concerned if they weren't molting and not laying and acting like normal gals. This is my first fall as a chicken keeper.

    Anyway, is this a healthy looking foot? Or should I rub her down?

    I found it curious when I held her foot, she had some skin come off in my hand. You can see it there. Is that normal?
  2. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Look perfectly healthy to me. Certain breeds have stripes running down their legs, so no concern there.

    The flaking skin? Unless it left an open wound, or you saw little mites on the legs, I'd say they are fine.
  3. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Songster

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    You won't see Scaley Leg Mites; they are microscopic.
  4. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    OK, so what's your opinion then on the flaking skin?
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    When in doubt, apply Vaseline. Can't hurt. It's natural and will moisturise their legs if it does nothing else. :)
  6. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Crowing

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA

    X's 2 and that is a perfectly healthy looking leg there! lol

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