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post #11 of 14

I have dealt with scaly leg twice.

I dipped the legs of the chicken every day in mineral oil (you can use vegetable oil) for two weeks. By the end of the treatment I was doing it every other day.

Worked great! Make sure you oil the comb area too as scaly leg can attack the face too.

For severe cases, the feet and legs might not totally look recovered (but the mites should be dead) until the molt of the leg scales- I think once per year??

My cases were mild and the scales were back to normal at two weeks. It smothers the mites.

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Thanks! I will definitely try the oil.   I forgot to mention in my OP that I did clean the coop very well and put pine shavings on the floor. I also sprinkled diatomaceous earth on the floor and nesting boxes.

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forgot to mention in my OP that I did clean the coop very well and put pine shavings on the floor. I also sprinkled diatomaceous earth on the floor and nesting boxes.


That's not going to help with those mites.
You need to spray the bedding and the roosts 

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/204715.htm


Knemidocoptes mutans is a small, spherical, sarcoptic mite that usually tunnels into the tissue under the scales of the legs. It is rare in modern poultry facilities, but when found, it is usually on older birds on which the irritation and exudation cause the legs to become thickened, encrusted, and unsightly. This mite may occasionally attack the comb and wattles. The entire life cycle is in the skin; transmission is by contact. 

For control, affected birds should be culled or isolated, and houses cleaned and sprayed frequently as recommended for the chicken mite (see above). Individual birds should be treated with oral or topical ivermectin.


Edited by Bear Foot Farm - 1/9/12 at 9:38pm
post #14 of 14

I would use pour on ivermec andand follow with a good coating of petroleum jelly. Spray their coop, and mix in sevin dust with their dust bath to help maintain bug free chickens.

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