I was talking to an old timer type chicken friend of mine..err...human friend who is older and has chickens...about how she deals with various problems with out the benefits of modern medicine. Scaly leg mites came up and this is what she did, has any one heard of it/used it? It worked for her, but just because it works doesn't mean it's a good idea.. Start by washing the chickens feet and legs to remove debris, then let them soak for a while in clean warm water. Dry off birds. After dry take big rubber band and put around top of their legs, then carefully dip legs in warm beeswax, or paraffin if there isn't enough bee surplus.. Not liquid hot, just on the watery side of tacky. Let the wax cool until hard, then leave it on for 3-5 minutes. Peel off wax and behold stuck/suffocated bugs! Apply mineral oil to sooth any irritation and re-do as needed until wigglers are kaput. Make sure to clean out chicken run and house etc really good and sprinkle with liberal amount of DE. Thoughts?