Ivomec (scaly leg mites)...*PICS ADDED*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KKluckers, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I picked up a few hens and roosters from this gal. Well they have scaly leg mites. I want to give them Ivomec (ivermectin) the book by Gail Damerow says 5-7 drops for bantams and 1/4 cc for standard. That seems like a lot to me (powerful stuff.) I have them quarantined. Don't want my other birds getting it. So how much do I give them. Has anyone else used this before? I also put mineral oil on there legs to help suffocate the mites.
     
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  2. dlhunicorn

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  3. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    Good thing I havent bought it yet. I will try what the post says. Thanks so much for the info. [​IMG]
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Can anyone post a photo of what scaly leg mites look like? I have no idea what to look for...
    Thank you!
    Stacey
     
  5. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Thanks, dlhunicorn, that was very helpful!! It seems like it's a pretty drastic-looking thing that we would be sure to notice in our little flock. One of our new girls has ONE loose scale on her knuckle.... but she just got it since she arrived here so I am guessing it's an injury. It looks like a skinned knuckle, sort of, just one scale that's loose. When she gets a little more used to things around here I'll take her out and check it.
    Stacey
     
  6. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    Those are really severve. Wow. I will try to take pictures of mine today and post them here.
     
  7. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You can also kill scally leg mites with Tea Tree oil ointment or the oil dilute to about 10% with any salad oil like corn or canola. YOu only have to treat once since Tea Tree liks the eggs as well, if you sue just oil you have to keep it up for 10 days at least. You might find that cheeper as Ivomec you generally have to buy way more than you need for a few chickens. Of course you get the chickens wormed too with Ivomec so that's an advantage.

    The safety of Ivomec is very high so don't worry about ovedosing, like Diana said dose high to make sure that the treatment is effective.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I use it twice a year on my birds and never had a problem. You can also use Campho-phenique and apply to legs with a eye dropper.
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Okay here are some pics... the first one is the hen. All the hens legs look like this.

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    Here is the rooster hes not that bad.
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    I think the lady didnt even know what the problem was. She even said she showed a few of her cochin bantams. I just dont want to spread this to my flock that is why I think Ivomec the best solution. All my girls have beautiful legs.

    Ive just been putting mineral oil on there legs...I will try the tee tree oil thing.
     
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