Leg Mites? Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by salinasamber, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. salinasamber

    salinasamber New Egg

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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 [​IMG] 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!!!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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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.
     
  3. salinasamber

    salinasamber New Egg

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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?
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    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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