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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gbrown29410, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. gbrown29410

    gbrown29410 In the Brooder

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    One of my girls have leg mites and I’ve never had to deal with them before and would love to know the best way to treat them before it spreads.
     
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  2. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    This is what I do: Soak legs and feet in warm water with Epsom salt and scrub them with a soft brush, when dry I mix 2 tablespoons of yellow sulfur powder with ½ cup petroleum jelly- applied daily for a minimum of two weeks. Other people use just Vaseline to coat the legs and feet. Some use different oils.
     
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  3. gbrown29410

    gbrown29410 In the Brooder

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    I heard scuttlebutt about using seven dust. What would be the downside to using this.
     
  4. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    :frow :welcome
     
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  5. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I have used Sevin Dust for mites/lice on the body, the problem with it for leg mites is that the mites burrow down under the leg scales and are not easy to get to. The powder could just rub off.
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Vaseline in its pure form is all that's needed..It suffocates them...
     
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  8. Roosters110

    Roosters110 Chirping

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    Devon dust isn’t good for the lungs of you or birds,I’d use permithian spray it does better then just about all the dusts
     
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    Roosters110 Chirping

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    But Vaseline is good for leg mites
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I have a friend that uses it in Canada (it's approved for poultry up there...not here)...but not for leg mites.
     

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