1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RROSA, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. RROSA

    RROSA Hatching

    2
    0
    7
    Feb 25, 2008
    Hello,
    I hope someone can help as a am new to this. I took my Roo to the county fair for my son to show, and the tag on his cage said DQ for leg mites. So I found out that was disqualiifed for leg mites, He is a huge frizzle and hard to see his legs. What do I do??????
     
  2. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

    254
    0
    139
    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    Hi Rrosa,
    Use the search feature on leg mites. Common suggestions include spraying the legs with vegetable oil or covering them with Vaseline to kill the mites.
    Good luck!
    Carol
     
  3. keystonebantams

    keystonebantams In the Brooder

    35
    0
    22
    Mar 4, 2008
    buckbeak is right use some cooking spray on the leggs to kill off the mites. you can tell you have scaly leg mites by the scales on the birds legs, they will be lifted up some and appear rough rather than smooth like normal.

    mike
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    18
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    OH no I bet your son was disappointed! Vaseline works well for everyone it seems to do the trick by smothering the mites.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    17,699
    582
    482
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I would think Sevin would work. And sprinke it on their roost, and in their dust bath area.
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    881
    4
    151
    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    DE (diatomaceous earth) should help as well!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: