OK, more scaly leg mite questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknmania, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Fuego roo has scaly leg mites...at least that's what we think it is. Have been treating with petroleum jelly and seemed like it has been getting a little better, but seems to be moving around; today I noticed his chest between his legs is bare and raw like maybe he's been pecking at it; his legs look like they are starting to crack in a few places. I know you should wash, treat with petroleum jelly, and treat the coop with Sevin dust, but, can we use cage bird lice spray on the cage and on him? Just asking, as we have some handy; will have to go and get some Sevin dust. Also, he was in a bigger coop which is quite large, has a dirt floor and is therefore very hard to treat with anything; if we keep that coop off limits for a while will the lice in there eventually die?
    We have moved him into a smaller pen that we can clean and treat. Also, does he have two kinds of mites if he is chewing at his chest? I thought leg mites were confined just to the legs. And how can we treat his body for mites since he has raw patches that would probably sting if we put insecticide on him? How about using DE on his body?
     
  2. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would DE everything, including him!
     
  3. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he has them that bad you can probably see them on him. The easiest place to see them is on the face and around the vent area. The mites are very small and reddish. The lice are larger, almost flea size. Also there clumpy egg deposits are another sure sign. Usually around the vent area.
    Yes, they can have mites on the body.

    a very good product for treating for lice & mites is Adams flea & tick spray ( for dogs) to spray on him. Another option is to give him a bath with either flea & tick shampoo or you can use a dip. Both will kill what is on him and depending on the product you use, some will have a residule affect and protect him for a few weeks after as well. Make sure you wipe down his face and head with it too.

    You still will need to treat his living area and just put yourself on a regular schedule to treat him and your coop. That way you can stay on top of the pests. Unfortunatly the pesty bugs and birds go hand in hand.

    Christie
     
  4. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will still need to continue your treatment of his scaley leg mites as well. That is a little longer process. But you will get rid of them, just keep at it.
    Christie
     

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