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leg mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsgirl, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

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    what are the symtoms of leg mites?? i have some quail, they have bloody legs from the knees up, and don't know what is causing this , could this be leg mites?? if so, what do i do for them, they can barely walk??? also what causes leg mites, i have hay in there pen could this be it??? thanks, angie
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    leg mites come from wild birds. people. etc just like every other disease. only symptoms "I'VE" heard of is raised leg scales. i guess it could cause blood if they start picking at it. ways to treat -Dump their legs in olive oil. vegetable oil. or some sort of other cooking oil, spray their legs with PAM (this is the non toxic ways). Toxicish ways that i hear are used. with no problems but some people think its toxic (i dont know if it is or not). and dont like using it. -Spray WD40 on the legs, or some other type of spray on oils. Motor oil, etc...

    Basically. just use oil to smother/kill the mites

    -Daniel

    PS. May take a couple of times to treat
     

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