Leg Mites? Help!

salinasamber

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Sep 26, 2013
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Hello! I am brand new and this is my first time having chickens and I am devastated to find one of my girls is having issues
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She is a 8 week old Delaware and all of a sudden she has scabs of blood and new little red dots appearing on her feet, I have used Vaseline a couple times but it has only been a couple days since I noticed it, Just wondering are these leg mites? If so how do you treat them? and if not mites any suggestions? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!











 

Eggcessive

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Have you checked her for mites around the vent and all over? Her legs look a little like they have been pecked or scraped, but not leg mites. You can google leg mites and get some pictures of the real thing.
 

salinasamber

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Sep 26, 2013
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Thank you! Ive been reading as much as I can about mites, I have not seen any on her or any of the other girls. Is it common for them to peck at their feet?
 

Michael Apple

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Thank you! Ive been reading as much as I can about mites, I have not seen any on her or any of the other girls. Is it common for them to peck at their feet?
No, it isn't unless they are irritated. Try coating the legs with a bit of olive oil for the time being. Giving a good vitamin supplement with adequate levels like Avian Super Pack may help something lacking in the diet. If you suspect scaly leg mites, I used a Sulfur ointment for years that worked well. Nu-Stock is a mange product for dogs and horses that works very well for scaly leg mites also.
 

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