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

    Aug 23, 2008
    New Palestine Indiana
    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

    Feb 23, 2011
    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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