We've got scaly leg mites. A couple of our 7 hens look affected, but one of our RIR looks the worst... by far.
I've tasked Emily with researching how to treat them, but I wanted to post here to leverage the great wisdom of the group. Here are my questions:
1) Is this really scaly leg mites?
2) What is the BEST solution?
I know there are LOTS of suggestions (Vaseline, DE, orange oil, WD-40, etc. etc. etc.). I don't know how many of these are old wives tales or super excellent solutions that seriously work.
So, if you have experience with whatever you see in the pic below, and you effectively treated it, please reply with what worked best / easiest / quickest for you and your girls.
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Thanks so much in advance for your help and ideas!