Hi, we are kind of new at this, so I'm hoping the community can give me some feedback and tips about my silkie girl's bad case of scaly leg mites...
We only have 2 hens and we are still learning things from friends and websites like this. I didnt realize my hen had this problem, as I had no frame of reference, and now her feet are really bad.
I feel horrible!!
I believe we acquierd her with this and I didnt recognize it right off the bat. She went broody very soon after we got her, and we managed to correct that, but she has been acting strange and not laying eggs ever since. We thought it was a byproduct of the broodiness... Anyway - long story short - now we know, and I have been frantically searching the internet for treatments and tips. It seems that people are divided on the Vaseline/Oiling the feet vs. Ivermectin. So I have decided to do both based on the severity of her condition.
I oiled her feet 6 days ago, followed by treating with 3 drops of Injectable Ivermectin (10mg/ml) on the back of her neck.
What I am not clear about is how long this should all take to start clearing up??? and when (or if) to repeat the Ivermectin treatment?? Was that an appropriate dose? Should I put it directly on the feet?
I plan to repeat the Oiling/Vaseline several times. I also cleaned to coop and treated the other hen.
Any advice you can give me would be welcomed!
Here are some photos.