Evening, all!! I've done extensive reading on scaly leg mites here, and have done a few of the different treatments. My buff silkies don't seem to be shaking it though, with all the scrubbing, mineral oil dips, and Bag Balm slathering I've been doing. The darker ones look fine (!) but I'm going to treat everyone all the same. So--- We wormed with the piperazine a couple of weeks ago to prep everyone for the Ivermectin. There was so much good information!!! So my sister bought a thing of it at the feed store and we are planning to apply topically, so I reread some of the information. BUT-- of course, I hadn't realized the importance of the different solutions. We ended up with the 1% injectible Ivermectin instead of the 5% pour-on. The big question here is, can I still apply this topically?? I'm a suburbs girl recently enamored of country life, just built my first totally awesome coop (Thanks BYC, pics coming soon!!) and I'm not sure about giving a chicken medicine through the beak. What I've been reading is mostly info on how to apply the 1% and 5%, not if the 1% can be used in a topical setting. I just want my little flock to be healthy. If I have to give orally, I guess I can do it! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!