The new lot is finished and the bantams are moved in!! It's SO NICE to be able to walk into their lot. In fact, being in the lot, I noticed the little grey hen's leg and foot. It looked just awful!! All crusty, swollen, and two of her tiny toes were about to fall off, seriously! It's somewhat visible in the picture. Her left foot.
Everything I read sounded like "scaly leg mite". I had no idea how serious this can be . A burrowing mite causes raised encrusted scales on the legs and toes. If left untreated their toes can actually fall off.
Southern States, our local farm supply store, recommended using "Vet Rx". After applying the "Vet Rx" only twice, her condition has improved!
That old bantam lot was awful (guess who designed it)!! I had to crawl in and still couldn't get my hands on the chickens or even see them very well. The old lot is torn down and every board, nail, piece of wire, and the dog house put back in it's place!!!!
On a brighter note, I want to show you the lettuce growing in the greenhouse...I've never had any luck growing lettuce.
If you've managed to read this far, thank you. I can be pretty boring...
Love, Henny Penny