What's going on with these gnarly feathered feet?

nuthatched

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Hi all,
I was checking my chickens tonight on the roost and I noticed my rooster has weeping sores on his left foot only, can anyone identify what's going on and advise me how to treat it?
They appear to be just under the skin scales, not evidence of mites on him or my other birds, could they be infected ingrown feathers? It doesn't look like bumble feet to me but is it?
It's the thicker yellowish patches between his toes and going up the foot. At first it is thoughts it was pine sap, the really dirty patches is where it's weeping. I should have rinsed his feet off but his wallet already giving my stink eye for touching his feet.
Thanks!
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DobieLover

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Looks like scaly leg mites. You can't see them. Just the result of them. Feathered legged/footed birds are more prone.
I use Lice Freeee spray on my SF rooster periodically preventively.
The feathers make it hard to get petroleum jelly up under the scales to smother the lice.
Another recommended treat is to dip his feet/legs in gasoline, let them dry well then smear them with A&D ointment as good as you can.
The next day, just apply another layer of A&D ointment.
On the third day, do the gasoline dip again, allow to dry and apply A&D ointment again.
That's the end of the treatment and the legs should heal after that.
I would also give the coop a good clean out, spray it down with diluted permethrin and rebed it with fresh bedding.
 

nuthatched

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Nov 9, 2019
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Looks like scaly leg mites. You can't see them. Just the result of them. Feathered legged/footed birds are more prone.
I use Lice Freeee spray on my SF rooster periodically preventively.
The feathers make it hard to get petroleum jelly up under the scales to smother the lice.
Another recommended treat is to dip his feet/legs in gasoline, let them dry well then smear them with A&D ointment as good as you can.
The next day, just apply another layer of A&D ointment.
On the third day, do the gasoline dip again, allow to dry and apply A&D ointment again.
That's the end of the treatment and the legs should heal after that.
I would also give the coop a good clean out, spray it down with diluted permethrin and rebed it with fresh bedding.
Thanks! I didn't think mites made abscesses, is that normal?
My great grandmother would have dipped them in kerosene, could use that? I have a lot of it.
I'm not looking forward to cleaning the coop in 100+ degree weather but it's been 6 weeks since the last deep clean.
 

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