Listerine for scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeannieo, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    Collinsville, CT
    Has anyone ever heard of spraying legs with scaly leg mites with Listerine? I've read lots of treatments on here in the past few days but haven't seen anything about this and it's something my chicken vet recommended. I've been brushing canola oil on 21 chickens legs and bag balm on two older girls whose feet and legs looked really bad.
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Hmmmmm, it kills everything else, why not mites? Go for it.
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    The only thing I'd worry about is how drying it will be. But that may not be a concern for chickens! If your vet recommended it - then I'd definitely try it. Please let us know if it works!
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Vaseline works well for scaly leg mites.....
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think listerine would work

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