Re: Scaly Leg Mite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by markharding, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. markharding

    markharding New Egg

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    I have been bathing my 3 pekin bantams legs in veg oil for 7 days following advice on how to treat scaly leg mite. The bantams have now got the veg oil on their feathers, and with bathing in soil are very dirty. I bathed them for the first time yesterday, however they dont look any better, they look dirty and I am worried I have made the situation worse. Has anyone got any advice of how to get their feathers back to peak condition?
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only needed to treat them one time and then do it again at seven days. If they were really bad you may have to do it a time or two more...but at seven day intervals. Just stop with the oil. It should wear off after a while.
    ETA: just reread this and saw that is ducks....sorry I see the importance now...I don't know but I'll bump you up!
     
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  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    I put Vaseline on my chook's feet and they went away. I'd try that. [​IMG]
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am assuming the problem is that if ducks get oily their feathers are no longer water repellent? I have no idea as I have no clue about ducks. Is this the problem? Otherwise I would just let it wear off.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I think the OP is in the UK or elsewhere and pekins are cochins there?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah.....
     

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