can hen pass scaly leg mite to her chicks?

sydney13

Songster
9 Years
Mar 11, 2010
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Massachusetts
i have a silkie hen who i think may have scaly leg mite but it is not very severe. she has a few chicks and i was wondering if it could spread to them?
and im treating it with vetRX each day so can this hurt the chicks?
 

PunkinPeep

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10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
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SouthEast Texas
I don't have any experience with vetrx, but i would start oiling or vaselining the momma's and all the chicks' legs every day to prevent any infestation of the scaly leg mites.
 

MotherJean

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9 Years
Apr 9, 2010
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San Juan Islands, WA state
In a word, yes, scaly leg mites have no respect for age. Treat your entire flock of birds, even the ones not showing any lifting scales on their legs yet. Feel free to continue with the VetRX. It contains (among other things) camphor and corn oil, and both are recommended by some sources for treating scaly leg mites. Neither ingredient will harm chicks.
 

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