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Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi, Bibble is my Pekin bantam, she's been busy hatching 6 chicks so I havent really handled her for a while.
Now the chicks are 3 weeks old I was checking her over & her legs & one feet are looking rather poor,
probably from all that sitting still. Her leg scales are quite flakey & the "thumb" of one foot is swollen
& lumpy. I washed her feet & cleaned the lumpy mess hoping it was something stuck to her, but I think its
scabby & may be bumblefoot. I expected her to get a bit out of condition while she brooded but I'm thinking
she may need a vet, she & the chicks would be very stressed if I seperated them, so I wont take her if
there'sanything else I could do. Any advice?
Here's some pics - (sorry they're a bit big, I dont know how to resize them)

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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:51 am

It doesnt look like bumblefoot to me a couple of my birds have had it it looks like scaley leg mite i think i know some people treat scaley by painting benzyl benasote not sure if that is how you spell it you buy it at the chemist its for people who have scabies so you might get some funny looks :lol: you can paint it on the legs with a paint brush ive done mine before when i thought they had it just not sure if you can do it with the chicks someone else may know leanne :)
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:06 am

I would say the 2nd picture is definitely scaly leg mite. Vaseline or special scaly leg lotion is the best thing to use. The treatment will need repeating....

The top picture - is that your finger on the left (the pink mass :lol: ) or a swollen toe? Can't quite make it out, but it is early and have only had 1 cup of tea so far........ :wink:
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:33 pm

Eprinex for scaley leg mite followed by NetTex 'Just for Scaley Legs' lotion for soothing and further healing properties - both good stuff.

Bumblefoot needs antibiotics very quickly as it's incredibly difficult to treat.
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:13 pm

Looks Like Scaley Leg Mite to me too. I have had excellent results with plain old Sudocrem. Apply it weekly for a month and you will see a real difference.
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks for all the advice, I ended up taking her to the vet as her toe swelled up so much. The scab
had formed right the way round & started to tighten. The vet managed to cut it away, we dont really
know what it was, just a build up of "stuff". She gave me ivermectin for the scalyleg. I must admit
I've used Frontline on another hen in the past & it did rid her of mild scalyleg as well as other lice, but
I was happier for the vet to prescribe this time (even if it did cost an arm & a leg!) as I was worried
about the chicks. The vet thinks I'll need to do them too when they're big enough, I wonder if I should
put some vaseline on their legs now to try & kill off any mites they've picked up, can't do any harm
can it?
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:03 am

My next door neighbour has 3 Pekin bantams, that she bought with scaly leg mite.....She treats them all once a month with scaly leg mite lotion as a preventative.

As they say, prevention is better than cure, so I would vaseline them all just to be sure. :D
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:03 am

I found some "scaly leg cream" yesterday, nearly bought it till I read on the smallprint "do not get on feathers"
Impossible with Pekins!
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:40 am

Egluntyne wrote:Looks Like Scaley Leg Mite to me too. I have had excellent results with plain old Sudocrem. Apply it Weekly for a month and you will see a real difference.


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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:41 am

I'm now thinking that the pekin chicks may be affected by this mite. I spose they've been huddled
up to Bibble's legs all this time it's bound to affect them. I've been staring at their combs every
day waiting to see which are boys, they seemed as if they were starting to come a couple of weeks ago,
now they're either no more developed or a bit dry looking, one even looks smaller than it was. Time for some
urgent action I think, but what can I use on a 4 wk old chick? I suppose sudocream would be safe?
Has anyone else ever had this happen?
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:51 pm

Haven't had it happy, but sudocreme would be fine to use on a chick I would have thought....
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Re: Is this Bumblefoot or scaly leg?( pics )

Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:32 pm

I like Johnstons Scaly Lotion as it says " safe, gentle & soothing" You paint it on affected leg every 2 days. Zeno 200 is prescribed for scaly leg but you need to be able to weigh your hen accurately. If you can't do this I would stick with Johnstons or other advice on forum. Alli
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