nothing dire, just have leg mites and want to know can i use neem oil?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by craftbug1021, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. craftbug1021

    craftbug1021 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 16, 2009
    I am going to use veg oil on their legs tonight but when I clean the pen wanted to know if I should use Neem oil, or just the clorox water everyone suggests. Clorox just seems so harsh to me, I know to dilute it, but wondered if anyone used neem and if it would hurt them.....
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I haven't heard anything bad about neem oil, but I haven't personally used it either.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    I pre-treated the roost with neem (used part of a dead tree) and was just searching for info on applying neem directly to birds for mites. I think my mom's chickens have more going on than just molting.

  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ive always heard to use Vaseline, after a warm water soak.

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