How do i cure scaley leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninjascrub69, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my phoenix rooster has scaley leg mites (he's the only one in the flock that has it [​IMG] ) so i need to treat him for it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    rub turpintine or other such stuff on legs...
     
  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Read through this thread... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=33903
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    would try to soak the roo's legs in soapy water (Dawn dish soap would be great). Coat the toes and legs with vaseline. The idea is that the vaseline will smother the mites. (Vegetable oil would be fine, too.) I've seen this recommended time and again....and it is inexpensive, and doesn't deal with chemicals.
     
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  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I would check all birds for mites, I'd be surprised if he is the only one with mites.
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have many times, i was also surprised.
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    An APA judge told me to use wd40...
     
  7. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmm, certainly have enough of that layin' around...... I think ill try that first and then, if that dosnt work, ill use the vegtable oil/vaseline
    Thanks y'all!
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just treated a flock of 50 or so and used vegetable oil. They were in very bad shape. I dipped their legs twice and it got them. I have had to treat some secondary issues and found one had them on her head...feathers and skin all sloughed off. Yuck. I would go ahead and treat them all just to be sure. It won't hurt them any. You also should dust/clean out the coop/run. I used seven.
    sharon
     
  9. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WD40? Is there no end to the usefulness of that wonderful stuff?? [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    welasharon, how are those birds? haven't heard you say for awhile.
     

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