HELP!!!

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

  1. RROSA

    RROSA New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    I would think Sevin would work. And sprinke it on their roost, and in their dust bath area.
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE (diatomaceous earth) should help as well!
     

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