leg mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hen srcatch, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. hen srcatch

    hen srcatch Out Of The Brooder

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    i've been told my new roo has leg mites. i just isolated him and going to start treating. i read you need to scrub their legs and feet with soapy water 1 time a day for 2 weeks, and after each scrubing rub in petroleum jelly.

    any other suggetions?
     
  2. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isnt there a spray or powder you can use?
     
  4. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WD-40

    I'm serious.
     
  5. 7961

    7961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That WD40 idea will work or Cooking oil or engine oil works great. It smothers the mites. Take a rag or cotton ball, liberally put oil on it, then apply it to the birds legs. Do this every couple of days or so until it clears up.
     
  6. littleoak

    littleoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't use commercial oil like engine oil or kerosene. They have chemicals that are absorbed and can make the chickens sick. I learned the hard way. I use vaselene and seven dust mixed. One coating does it.
     
  7. 7961

    7961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chicken will fine if you rub a little oil, wd40, etc on it's legs and do repeat this several times to make sure you have gotten rid of the mites. Don't use one coating. If any are missed, they will reinfest the bird and maybe the rest of the flock again?

    Out of curiosity, how long have you been raising birds littleoak?
     
  8. littleoak

    littleoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens since 1981. Have only about 100 now.
     
  9. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    inject them with ivomectin 0,2 cc
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Nu-Stock on the legs.
     
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