Chickens toe falling off?! Help!!!

FeatheryFeet

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
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Australia
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!
 

appps

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 29, 2012
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321
Australia
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.
 

FeatheryFeet

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
55
2
29
Australia
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?
 

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