Does anvbody know how to treat scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DWH, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen's leg scales are sticking up and I don't know how to treat it
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Yes, take some vaseline and COVER their entire leg with vaseline--really get it in there. This will suffocate the mite that has burrowed under your hens scales. Do it again a week later and then within a fe weeks her old scaled will fall off with fresh, pretty new ones! Also, if she has scaley leg mites, this means she has mites, so I use either Sevin dust or Adam's flea and tick spray!
     
  3. DWH

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    Thanks I'll try doing that.
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    You're welcome! [​IMG] I meat to say spray/dust their feathers with the Adams or Sevin! [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  5. DWH

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    How do you apply the flea and tick spray?
     
  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Sevin is a dust you can buy at walmart or home depot in the lawn and garden sections. Adams flea and tick spray can be bought at walmart in the pet section. If you are using sevin, you put the chicken in a tall bucket and sprinkle the dust all over it--under the wings, on top of the head, neck, tail, and chest. If you are using the Adams spray, you spray 2 good squirts under each wing, neck, tail, chest and top of head. I would also spray the feathered parts of her legs(hips). I have used both on my chickens with no side effects and also treated a chicken with scaley leg mites with the vaseline--if you don't have vaseline, anything non toxic and greasy can be used, like crisco. I use the petrooleum based substances cause it wil stay on for awhile and can't wash off easily, which you want!
     
  7. DWH

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    thanks to everybody who posted! [​IMG]
     
  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:lol...I think I was the only one who posted! [​IMG]
     

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