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The scales on the legs of healthy chickens are smooth and lie flat. If you notice the scales on your chicken’s legs starting to peel up, flake or look rough and uneven, she could be suffering from scaly leg mites… Read Article
Here’s a Helpful Hint on How to Tell
- Polish Rooster, 4 months. Look at the thickness & sturdiness of the legs.
- Polish Pullet/ Hen, 4 months. Notice the thin dainty legs and feet.
I chose this particular breed of chicken because sexing them is quite apparent by looking at their legs & feet. However, some breeds aren’t that easy, the Silkie in particular. But most heavy breeds like the Rocks, and Orphingtons it’s pretty obvious. Hope this little trick is helpful!