I don’t know if you noticed in any of the above pictures but something is wrong with their legs. Mainly the hens. They are a pasty white with the scales raised and look puffed and wrinkly (is this a word?). All of my friends chickens legs look like this. Does anyone know what it is? Is it chicken mites?
At present I am keeping them separated from my flock in a holding pen. My husband put vaseline on the hens legs last evening and they seem to look a little better this morning. I realize that it won’t get better overnight. Do you have any idea what is wrong with this chicken? The rooster’s legs do not seem as scaley but could he have the same problem?
Any suggestions or comments and what to do about them would be appreciated. I need to take care of this so they do not infect my flock.
One other question, would this cause a chicken to not lay eggs? My friend says her hens (9) have practically quit laying all together. I am thinking this disease would cause the chicken to have some distress and thus hurt the production of eggs.