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How to get rid of scaly leg mites!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CampineBuddy, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. CampineBuddy

    CampineBuddy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2008
    Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of scaly leg mites??


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  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    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!
  3. CampineBuddy

    CampineBuddy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2008
    whats the thread?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008
  4. keystonebantams

    keystonebantams Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2008
    use vegetable oil on thier legs, cooking spray is a quick and easy way to apply it.

  5. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    You can smear vasaline on their legs, which suffocates them, or the old school method, dip their legs in kerosene. Good luck!
  6. All my hens are roosters

    All my hens are roosters Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2008
    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.
  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    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..
    Sevin dust
    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)
    new bedding.

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