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"dunked their legs in cooking oil "

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ldemmert, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ldemmert

    ldemmert Out Of The Brooder

    Why would someone do this to chickens? She was trying to medicate or prevent something, but what?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    maybe mites..
     
  3. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I use that method for scaley leg mites.
     
  4. P@P@2four

    P@P@2four Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I would hope it wasn't hot cooking oil!!!! [​IMG] Chickens can get something called Scaley leg mites...the mites crawl under the scales of the chickens legs and burrow...this causes discomfort and pain for the chicken. So if you seal the entire leg off with oil or vaseline(as I like to use) it seals off the mite, causing it to suffocate. The oil or vaseling also moisturizes that dead flaky skin and the lumps actually fall off after a week or so, revealing fresh(and shiny) chicken skin....[​IMG]
     
  5. ldemmert

    ldemmert Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the info. I'll watch for mites and keep the oil cool.
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    So how often do you dunk them? (or apply vaseline?)
     
  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    P@P@2four :

    Well I would hope it wasn't hot cooking oil!!!! [​IMG] Chickens can get something called Scaley leg mites...the mites crawl under the scales of the chickens legs and burrow...this causes discomfort and pain for the chicken. So if you seal the entire leg off with oil or vaseline(as I like to use) it seals off the mite, causing it to suffocate. The oil or vaseling also moisturizes that dead flaky skin and the lumps actually fall off after a week or so, revealing fresh(and shiny) chicken skin....[​IMG]

    Are you serious ?? why would the oil be hot..​
     
  8. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have dunked their legs in hot cooking oil quite a lot. Of course they weren't alive at the time....Fried chicken yuuuuum. I honestly thought this was going to be a cooking post.

    Yes she does it for scaly leg mites. Gee whiz I'm still hungry.
     

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