Broody and leg mites..what can I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bec, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Can I treat a momma hen for leg mites?? I took some pictures of her and her newly hatching babies today and noticed that she has scaley leg mites. Can I treat her while she has babies under her??
     
  2. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Yes, you can treat her. Get some scarlet gel (scarlet oil) from the feedstore and wipe her legs down completely, sides bottom and top. When you have finished with that, mix a finger of Vasaline petroleum jelly and a finger of 5% Sevin dust and touch her on the butt and the top of her head with this mixture. Go back and do the scalet gell (oil) in two weeks on the legs.
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Should I wait until everyone has hatched?


    I treated them all last fall, but i guess they came back. I didn't notice how bad it was on her legs until I took the pictures! It isn't horrible bad, but to me, it looks bad I guess.

    I will probably just go ahead and treat everyone, although I looked and I only saw one other with them.

    How do I disinfect the coop to make sure they don't come back??
     
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    It would help to clean out the litter where the drop off and wipe the roosts down with something like orange oil or DE.
     

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