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could it be mites on his feet and shanks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wanex, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Wanex

    Wanex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has been going out since like a week ago but i dont know if its mites under his scales or if its just dry scales that i can cure with Vaseline. Please help me if it is mites under his scales give me an advice on how to completely get rid of them. Thanks [​IMG]
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  2. Wanex

    Wanex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have already applied Vaseline and cold VetRx
     
  3. fultonfamily

    fultonfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like the start of leg mites. I believe 1 of our hens looked like this while another rooster and hen had it worse. If you treated right away, it may clear up quickly. We treated our hen for about 2 weeks and her legs looked very healthy after. The other 2 took much longer.
     
  4. Wanex

    Wanex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And may I ask, what did you treated them with? And should i clean all the chicken coop?
     
  5. fultonfamily

    fultonfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I cleaned the coop out, and sprinkled DE ( diamateous earth) in the bedding. I coated the legs with bag balm. vaseline i would think would work. The idea is to smother the bug. I scrubbed the more severe birds with a toothbrush to loosen dying scales. The hen that looked like yours, I didnt really need too. I would use the treatment you started 2 times a day . I also tried using a product called Scaley Leg Protector, I didnt find it effective in curing the visual symptom, but It was easy to apply (spray bottle) and i think it could prevent any spread, if you have other birds.
     
  6. Wanex

    Wanex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, i will do as you said in hope to get rid of that. Ill update the post as soon as i get rid of the mite. Again thanks a lot.
     

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