I suspect that two of my Barred Rocks have leg mites, but they are only twelve weeks old. I was under the impression that this was something that affected mostly older birds. Their legs have had some scabs on them. A few times I have also noticed some swelling with exudate underneath the scales. On one, the scales look a little raised and disfigured. Otherwise, they have been acting normal. For the past two weeks I have been applying petroleum jelly to the areas, but I believe that I have NOT been aggressive enough with the treatment. Partly, I was not quite sure if I was actually dealing with a leg mite issue or not. I noticed last night that it seems to be getting worse. My plans are to wash their feet with some mild soap and warm water daily and use a toothbrush to clean the scales. After that, apply some Neosporin to any sores or lesions, and then apply a good coat of petroleum jelly. I plan to do this every day for two weeks. I did notice some sores on their feet awhile back, but I dismissed it as something else. Perhaps that was the beginning of the mites. I also plan to treat my other four pullets with a daily application of petroleum jelly on their legs as well. From what I have read, there seems to be a lot of different ways people treat this problem. My question is: does this sound like a reasonable treatment?