Is this scaly leg mites..??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rachela70, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Rachela70

    Rachela70 In the Brooder

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    A9034341-B186-402F-90E3-169239A618A2.jpeg 8007F191-31EB-40D4-B7A8-3421A6F3BBBD.jpeg Hi there. I’m new here & currently have 5 Buff Orpington girls at 12 weeks old. I’m not certain if my Cleo is showing signs of scaly leg mites..
    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. getaclue

    getaclue Enabler

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    Rub Vaseline, or baby oil on them a couple times a day for a week.
     
  3. Rachela70

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    Thanks for responding: so I was correct in being suspicious? I’ll start tomorrow..& guessing I should treat all girls. About cleaning coop: does Diatomaceous Earth help I wonder..?
     
  4. Fairyloop5

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    Don’t let it get like this:
    A7DB76DB-7164-486A-9AEF-B6EADCF61A57.jpeg Rub petroleum jelly on it right away!!!
     
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  5. dawg53

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    It doesnt look like scaly leg mites to me. But if you want to play it safe, go ahead with the vaseline and apply a thin coating on the roosts in the coop as well. Save yourself some money and dont buy DE.
     
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  6. Rachela70

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    Thanks so much for responding: I’m going to play it safe as you suggest!
     
  7. getaclue

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    DE is worthless. Treat your roosts with permethrin spray, or dust.
     
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