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dirt in the scales

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animals1981, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello

    my chickens were suffering with scaly leg mites, I think i put to much vaseline on them because now it looks like they have dirt stuck in the places where their scales are open!


    Can this hurt them? or is it just smothering the mites even more?

    I tried to wash out the dirt by using soap and water but it did nothing!

    Anyone know what i should do? thanks so much guys
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I would hazard a guess that dirt will bother them less than the mites.
     
  3. Kanat

    Kanat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I also applied Vaseline to my chickens legs. How can I was it off from the silkies dirty underbelly feathers or should I just wait until the feathers come off? My silkie is white (or used to be).

    Thanks,
    Kanat
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    If you want to get the dirt from under the scales take a toothbrush and carefully scrub the scales underneath.
     

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