REALLY bad scaley leg mites!! Is there a point of no return?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FunnyFarm17, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. FunnyFarm17

    FunnyFarm17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just rescued this girl earlier in the week. Took me a few days to figure out what was going on (I'm a pretty new chicken owner) but I'm assuming this is scaley leg mites. Besides walking "gently", she seems to be fine. Is there a point at which you can't treat this? This seems pretty bad :(. Any help would be appreciated! I am going to start soaking her legs in warm soapy water, gently brush off what I can and coat her in Vaseline or bag balm. I'll clean out the coop and coat it in DE, anything else anyone can suggest?

    Thank you in advance!
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  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep her isolated from any other chickens you have (if you are not already doing so ) as the leg mites can infest the rest of your flock too.
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I've seen worse in this forum, I would just soak and coat like you said. Give it a little time too, eventually new healthy scales will appear.
     
  4. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Mix together some olive oil and some sulphur and apply to her legs.
     

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