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Yet another scaly leg mite query.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HennyRenny, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. HennyRenny

    HennyRenny In the Brooder

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    I have 4 young BO hens who regularly scratch and dust in a bath of wood ash, coarse sand, soil, and DE. I am noticing that the crevices between the scales of skin on their legs are accumulating either dirt and wood ash or they're developing the beginnings of scaly leg mites. Can anyone tell from these pics which it might be? TIA!

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  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging 8 Years

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    Normal, healthy leg scales. No worries! Let them keep up the dirt bathing!
     
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  3. HennyRenny

    HennyRenny In the Brooder

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    Thanks a bunch. :D
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    x2 legs are OK
     

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