1. amateureggs

    amateureggs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2016
    I noticed a couple of days ago that one of our chickens has leg mites. Her leg scales began to flake up and her legs became slightly yellow in color. I've cleaned out all the bedding in the coop, took apart the nesting boxes and hosed them off, sprinkled DE around and sprayed every crevice I could find with poultry protector. We also bathed all 9 of our chickens, brushed their legs with vinegar and slathered them with coconut oil. Did I miss anything?? Is there something else I should be doing to get rid of them? My poor girl seems fairly uncomfortable and she hasn't layed any eggs this week. I just want the mites gone!
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read. You will learn something. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    DE is not going to solve your problem.

    Be careful scrubbing the legs...you could open them up to infection.

    You need to get some permethrin for the coop.
    Vaseline the legs and or Ivermectin to kill the mites on the chicken.

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