Cochins with scaly leg mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by new2chix, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had to deal with leg mites before though I have read about various treatments. My hens are heavily feathered all the way down - is there a best way to deal with the mites through the feathers? If I use vaseline, do I grease up the feathers as well? Should I treat all the chickens, even though only 2 are showing symptoms? Do I need to spray the roosts with something? Thanks for all info and suggestions!
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had to deal with it personally, but if I did I would put Vaseline in the leg feathers as well as on the legs and I would spread Sevin dust and DE in the coop, around roosts, etc.
     

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