Chickens toe falling off?! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FeatheryFeet, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, so when I went to go dip my silkies feet in oil (cos she has scaled leg mite) I noticed the tip of her toe was falling off! I don't know whats holding it on but its holding on by a thread! I wasn't going to dip her feet in the oil as it might hurt her or go inside her actual foot! I need help, I don't know what to do!

    It's not letting me upload a photo but it's like hanging by a bit and it's got her toe nail on it and everything!
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    That is caused my a very severe case of staley leg mite. I know people like to treat naturally with oil but personally I think when the toes start dropping off its time for something quicker and more drastic such as ivermectin. I can't remember the correct dosage but a search for staley leg ivermectin should find it.
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are going to do that search, try "scaley leg mites" rather than staley leg mite. I'm assuming the poster made a typographical error.

    Regards

    Barbara
     
  4. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks I will get the ivermectin asap! Do you buy it online or pet shops or vets or something? If I'm buying it online there might have to be a weight for when they ship it, will I just have to keep doing like until it comes?
     
  5. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet Out Of The Brooder

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    I meant wait not weight
     

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