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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:15 pm 
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My 12 month old Australorp has what looks like warts on her feet. She is otherwise healthy, is a good layer and eats well. What is this and how should I treat it? The only treatment I have given her is to gently scrub her legs and feet with water and bicard sod with a nail brush.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:40 pm 
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That is old scale from a bad case of Scaley Leg Mite - raised up because the scales are filled with debris from the mite. The legs look like they may have been treated at some stage as the 'clean areas' have fresh skin. Did you rear her yourself or purchase her recently? The scales will eventually fall off (next moult) but can be assisted by a few applications of Vaseline however to be sure that all the mite has gone I would treat her with one of the 'Mectins' - Moxidectin Plus from Gecko Dan http://www.geckodan.com/the-chookshop/ or the Knox Bird Clinic is the most suitable for poultry.
Direct dose it - it is much more economical and reliable than if mixed into their water. Treat all your birds and remove and replace their litter.


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