Hello BYC and friends
We are dealing with a Scaly Mite issue. We have 10 hens and 2 roosters. 4 to 5 of them have it visibly and a few pretty badly.
This is what we will be doing, starting tonight. Any other suggestions for improving the plan would be appreciated.
But i have a question. Can we use Bag Balm for a night/nights in the process.? I will be here with my hubby to do this every night for 10 nights before i have to go back down south to work. He won't be able to do this alone. (Unless we practice only him giving solo quick oil dip every night and see how it works or if he needs help when i am gone)
1st night (tonight)-Good coat of vasoline
2nd night-Warm water and dish soap soak and gentle scrub with old toothbrush. Then a light wash with white vinager or garlic oil. coat with polysporin/olive oil mix.
3rd night-Bag balm coating? or olive/coconut oil with some polysporin mixed in again.
Repeat 3 day course-1) Vasoline 2) soak/cleaning and vinager/garlic oil, the coating of polysporin/olive oil mix.
Basicly, after tomorrows soak and bath, it will 2 days with a polysporin/oil coat and then a night of wash, vinager, coat , 2 days polysporin/oil coat, then wash, vinager,coat repeat.