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Can I give 2nd Ivermectin does to kill mite eggs hatching?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabbyscritters, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    fredonia, wi
    Trying to clear up scaley leg mite on several of our bantams.
    Tried vaseline, not so good on feather legged faverolles.
    Cleaned out bedding, perthyin powdered perches and window ledges, dipped all chickens in mineral oil (multiple times). Everyone had wazine (worming) followed up by ivermectin pour on(worming/mites) 12 days later. They just had the ivermectin 7 days ago.

    One of our amercauna hens which I did not appear to have mites has now lost 3 toenails and has slighlty raised scales! I swear she was fine when we wormed her, my daughter picked her up today and noticed right away the 3 missing toenails. I know they can loose nails or toes with advanced leg mites but this was fast. It surely does not look like advanced leg mites but the hen will not be showing now with missing toenails.

    Had a faverolle hen almost two months loose one toenail, that was right about the time we realized we had 2 chickens with leg mites. At the time I did not make a connection to nail loss and leg mites.

    We have been desperately trying to get rid of these dang mites before all the chickens have them.

    Question on ivermectin, can we redose again, what about hatching mite eggs?
    The bantams has .25mg of pour on ivermectin. We used a syringe without needle and tried to get all fluff out of the way, I am sure some of the feathers soaked up some.

    We mineral oil dipped all the birds today. Thinking about getting bug bombs for the pens?
    Help! [​IMG]

  2. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    west michigan
    Honestly? I think you have exposed these birds to a lot of poisons and I would give it a rest before you cause them harm.
    Take a breather and do some research on ways to treat the leg mites.

    Give the situation some time. As we go into cooler weather we will all have less mites.
    I don't treat for worms unless a vet checks the fecal sample and tells me what kind of worms my hens have and what kind of wormer to use.

    A vet, even a vet at the humane society may be able to help you safely and less toxically heal your birds.

    Good luck.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I agree with Chicken Grandma, too much ivermectin will do more harm than good.
    Your amercauna hen that has lost 3 toenails did not happen overnight. You somehow missed inspecting her months before when you noticed scaley leg mites on your faverolle.
    I recommend that you get some Nu-Stock from your feedstore and treat their feet and legs with it til they are healed. Get sevin dust and dust all your chickens and the inside of their house as well. Redust your chickens in 10 days and the inside of their house again. You can also use the Nu-Stock to coat their roosts. Nu-Stock is all natural; it contains sulpher, pine oil and mineral oil...it'll take care of your scaley leg mite problem.

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