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How to treat and prevent scaly leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bops, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
    My old hens have it, and i dont want my younger hens to get it.
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    Apply vaseline liberally to the legs of all chickens... right up to where the feathers start... treat again in a week and then they should all be free of leg mites....warning... wear old clothing.... I hold my hens and massage into their feet and legs... I have a few tee shirts that are now permanently vaseline stained!

    Good luck!
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    There is a new method to try that is very cheap and seems to work according to Beekissed, a long-time BYC member. It is castor oil applied to the legs. Castor oil is very cheap too, and you can get it at Walmart or drug stores. You don't have to keep applying it that often either.

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