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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Pardon the dreadful photos. He is large and heavy, has short legs, a rose comb, and from what I can tell has colouring very similar to a coloured dorking, though he is lacking the fifth toe. Thankyou.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Wyandotte or Wyandotte cross?

You are most likely fully aware of this but he has a pretty bad case of scaly leg mite. Some ivermectin or moxidectin will clear this up for him :) I’d treat all your birds.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:39 pm 
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What Rach said


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:20 am 
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Thanks so much for the replies, and for noticing his awful legs. I've treated him with ivermectin twice and his legs are still scaly. I was wondering if this had something to do with age? Thankyou.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 am 
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Oh, and I've painted his legs with oil six or seven times, over a month or so, and still his legs are scaly. Poor darling!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 am 
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Oil isn’t that effective so don’t worry if you haven’t seen results from that. The ivermectin will work though if the dose was right. It does take a while for the old scales to fall off and for new ones to grow even if the mites are dead. I would just give it a bit more time at this stage, maybe wait another month. Even though he is old he should still have and be able to achieve normal looking legs :) You can help things along by scrubbing his legs in water and detergent though you don’t have to do that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 am 
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A liberal application of Vaseline a couple of times a week will soften the old scales and help them shed but don't overdo it so that his legs become raw. I had a couple of 'pre loved' Croads like that. The build up under the scales had virtually turned to wax. Took a bit of work but after their next moult they had supersized models' legs.


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thanks everybody!


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