Lumps on legs

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Re: Lumps on legs

Postby tishie11 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:30 pm

Could this maybe be the cause of the problem??
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Re: Lumps on legs

Postby Ava » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:01 pm

Hello everybody.....

I am sooo happy to be able to report back that Banty's legs are showing a vast improvement.

This morning we soaked her legs in a warm teatree oil shampoo solution, followed by a spray with Betadine, (antiseptic, specifically for animal use) and another coating of vaseline.

The scales on her feet have closed up and are sitting flat, and THE LUMP HAS FALLEN OFF! The other lump is loose as well. It was suggested that the lumps could have been excretions from the scale mites and it would appear that's what they are. There wasn't anything embedded in the lump, just a bit of straw.

The legs looks clean and healthy now and just need to grow some scales back.

She had rough textured legs when we bought her, but I had no idea that was probably the leg mites. The other hens haven't been affected.

So, all good! Thank you all for your contributions.

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Re: Lumps on legs

Postby Ava » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:06 pm

Seatil - thank you so much for your kind offer.

I'll monitor her for the next few days to make sure all is on the mend. If not, I'll take you up on that offer. Will pay for the Ivermectin, of course.

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Re: Lumps on legs

Postby seatil » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:10 pm

Thank you for coming back with a progress update. Good to hear that she's doing well.

If one hen has had scaly leg mite, there' s a good chance that others have been exposed too. It may be prudent to treat the lot and hopefully avoid further cases - vaseline for a few days should be fine. I should probably note that susceptibility to scaly leg mite seems to be highly hen dependent - I've had some hens pick it up and be quite badly affected, yet others look as lovely as the day they hatched!
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Re: Lumps on legs

Postby wolga » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:48 am

That's great news ! So glad you could sort it out !
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