Hello. In adult chickens appeared "ashes" on their feet. Then weaken and die. They missed with green paint - they suspended the case, but the rooster had growths on its legs like scales. Tortured to smear brilliant green - in the spring and autumn. Maybe something else can be done? If you can - write to the post office, since I may not see your answer on the site. Sincerely, Irina.
Cause of disease
Another name for such a disease is limy foot, and according to scientific - knemidokoptoz. A bird develops growths on the legs. A sick layer can limp, lose an appetite, egg-laying will deteriorate, etc. It can live for quite a long time with such a disease, but the lethal outcome occurs only in advanced stages.
The disease is caused by a microscopic tick, which is parasitic under the cornified layer of skin on the legs of chickens. In the latter stages, the parasite spreads to feathers and the rest of the body.
Means of struggle
Of the popular methods, heated sunflower oil and birch tar proved to be excellent. The first remedy handles the legs of the hen for 10-15 days, 1-2 times a day. Well, with tar, you also need to lubricate the affected areas 1 time in six days, just need 1-2 such procedures. Also, sunflower oil for greater effect can be mixed with grease. Pharmaceuticals will also be effective.
The most effective are the water solution of butox (1 ml / 1 l of water), 0.2% alugan, 0.4% trichrometaphos and 0.001% ectomin. At the same time, this treatment principle is recommended: a sick bird is taken by the legs and dipped headlong into a container with a solution. After a week and a half, repeat the treatment. At the same time, the hen house is cleaned and treated with boiling water, perches and nests; in addition, they paint the walls with hydrated lime.