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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CampineBuddy, Mar 5, 2008.
Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of scaly leg mites??
I'm dealing with this myself. I did a search and there is a thread that comes up with all the ideas you could need. Hope you're able to get rid of them!
whats the thread?
use vegetable oil on thier legs, cooking spray is a quick and easy way to apply it.
You can smear vasaline on their legs, which suffocates them, or the old school method, dip their legs in kerosene. Good luck!
It's messy, but I'm using Bag Balm which does the same thing as the others (smothers the mites), but also softens up the crust so it can be removed (be careful, these things can really damage the skin underneath), while also being an antiseptic.
I have also heard that applying oil to the roosts will help combat mites.
dip legs in epsom salt solution..(1 tablespoon epsom salt to 1 gallon of water.)
scrub GENTLY with a small paint brush.
apply olive oil, unscented baby mineral oil with a piant brush..
or use the Bag Balm (available in any feed/farm store or at Walmart in the pharmacy/lotions section.)
repeat as needed.
they will need to be treated for mites..
Ectiban-D poultry dust by durvet
or Eprinex/ivermectin:. (which will worm and debug):
the coop will need cleaned out and treated with Sevin or permathrin, (including nest boxes)