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Need help developing action plan to attend scaly leg mites / lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by difranco, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so I've Identified the problem.


    1. clean coop / nesting boxes of all liter.
    2. wash roost in Linseed Oil / Keroseen mix
    3. Spray coop / nesting boxes in permethrin
    4. Allow to dry.
    5. Build Indoor dustbox (raining season here until next june)
    6. Fill box with woodstove ashes and DE (Food Grade)
    7. Add food grade DE to food


    What am I missing?
     
  2. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got an old english hen that had really bad leg mites
    i just kept putting vasiline/mineral oil and baitracion on her leggs
    no more bugs and she started laying again
    the dust box is a good idea just did the same
    i also just before we had a recent hurricane treated all my chickens with frontline (yes the dog stuff)
    they had mites of some sort and i was bringing them into my house during the storm
    no bugs on any of them
    i put 2 drops on my big chickens (1 behind the neck and 1 between the wings)
    my smaller bantams i put 1 drop behind the neck
    didnt have any problems with them or the eggs
     
  3. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    1. clean coop / nesting boxes of all liter.
    2. wash roost in Linseed Oil / Keroseen mix (mites)
    3. Spray coop / nesting boxes in permethrin (mites & lice)
    4. Allow to dry.
    5. Build Indoor dustbox (raining season here until next june)
    6. Fill box with woodstove ashes and DE (Food Grade)
    7. Add food grade DE to food
    8. Scarlet Oil Spray on legs (mites)



    I'm not certain still what to use on the chickens to kill the lice. I've read the frontline thing, so you put a drop on the back of the neck and under each wing? You don't dispense the whole container like on a cat or dog.? How often to you apply? Do you buy the dog version or cat version?
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd put something on their legs, probably either Vaseline or Pam, anything oily. The idea is to smother them. It also helps to wash the legs first, brushing them gently with something like a soft toothbrush.
     
  5. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought the dog version
    if you buy a bigger tube you can save money
    open the tube and squeeze into a small container
    use a small 1 ml syringe, suck some up and place 1 drop on the back of the chickens neck (not the whole 1 ml just the one drop that forms when you gently press the end)
    i put 2 drops on my bigger girls (red stars. leghorns) 1 behind the neck and 1 between the wings
    my smaller girls just the 1 drop behind the neck
    i moved the feathers to get it on the skin
     
  6. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That is what I will use the scarlett oil for.
     
  7. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:1 behind the neck near their head and 1 between their wing on their back?
     
  8. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep
    i read alot about it on here before i did it
    but i had to do something when i decided all 33 at the time were coming in the house for 24 hours
     
  9. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    1. clean coop / nesting boxes of all liter.
    2. wash roost in Linseed Oil / Keroseen mix (mites)
    3. Spray coop / nesting boxes in permethrin (mites & lice)
    4. Allow to dry.
    5. Build Indoor dustbox (raining season here until next june)
    6. Fill box with woodstove ashes and DE (Food Grade)
    7. Add food grade DE to food
    8. Scarlet Oil Spray on legs (mites)
     
  10. difranco

    difranco Out Of The Brooder

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    Just an update.

    After appling just one application of scarlett oil, her legs look so smooth and so much better but her feet looked horrible still. I didn't to any pre-wash or scrubbing. So I applied the second coating of scarlett oil on her legs lastnight after soaking her legs in soapy warm water for a couple minutes. I did this after the birds had all gone to roost last night, so I hope the scarlett oil had longer opportunity to stay on her feet over night before rubbing it off walking / scratching around the yard.
     

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