is this scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shahans, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Shahans

    Shahans Out Of The Brooder

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    Serama and bantam polish both having issues. Serama was harder to get a picture of but is worse than the Polish.

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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    If you suspect leg mites you cold coat the legs in vaseline or bag balm to try and choke them out. I would treat the birds themselves for mites as well. Look deep into their feathers near the shaft. If they do have mites I would spray or dust with permethrin or dust with sevin. Some people swear by DE, but I have never personally had luck with it.
     

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