Get Rid Of Scaly Leg Mites on Chickens – Homesteading and Livestock – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Get Rid Of Scaly Leg Mites on Chickens – Homesteading and Livestock – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Above: scaly leg mites can be more difficult to spot in feather-legged breeds like Brahmas. Scaly leg mites are parasites that lodge and reproduce underneath the scales on chickens’ legs. This results in a typical look of uneven, crusty, deformed scales, and can lead to impaired walking, infection, loss of toes and, in extreme cases, even death.