Originally Posted by casportpony
I just treated one, and I'm too lazy to apply cream, so I filled the bath/shower stal with 3" warm and let her sit for 30 minutes. Then I cleaned all the nasty, crusty stuff off, dipped the legs in Novalsan, and gave oral ivermectin. Couple spots were pretty raw, so kept her in a clean crate until they had a nice, healthy scab. Quite unorthodox according to what I have read, but didn't want to deal with repeat treatments.
And yes, I know ivermectin is not approved for laying hens, but this is an old hen that probably hasn't laid in years.
Doing all that seems much more time consuming than rubbing on some goop.
So I don't think 'lazy' is the issue.
Originally Posted by Folly's place
Did you have to treat your entire flock? Does anything work if only one bird is treated? I thought all the birds would have scaly mites if one does. Mary
They can and do spread, but very slowly.
I have some with them and some have never had them.
Can take a loooong time to see scales fully restored.
Edited by aart - 3/21/17 at 7:25am