Scaley leg mite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gardeningsis, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. gardeningsis

    gardeningsis Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    My banty hen has scaley leg mite. I have always used 1 part kerosine and 2 parts linseed oil. But I read an article that said the house should be treated with seven. Is it safe to eat the eggs that come in contact with it. Thanks Gardeningsis
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    scaley leg mites do this
    doctor the chicken after cleaning the chicken house
    I would do this
    (1 take gallon can and use 1/4 qt of keroseen and 1/2 qt of mineral oil
    (2 paint all roost poles and all cracks in wood of building and knot holes as these mites or lice are living behind the boards and comming out at night to suck blood
    (3 PM me and will send you a long list of kinds of mites and effects of sevin on eating eggs which is none

    (1 Also clean the chicken house out and on clean floor put lots of seven 5% and clean bedding
    they chickens will scratch the sevin up

    (2 also make a dusting box of
    2 lbs soil and or sand and a cup of seven
    which does not effect eggs of chickens

    Now doctor the chicken with scaley leg mites

    take and cover the leg with noximea or carbolated vaseline
    if you can't get those items
    take and buy bag balm at the tsc store
    put it on heavy
    now have a gallon bleach bottle cut off
    and while hilding the chickens leg over the gallon bottle pour on some Sevin 5% dust
    this will make the chickens mites smoother and heal the leg

    do this by keeping the chicken up in a rabbit hutch so it will not be hard to catch each day as you will have to doctor the leg till the scales sluff off and the bag balm salve heals the leg like new.

    this takes approx. 6 weeks
    The important thin is to destroy the mites in the chicken house
    then heal the chickens legs
  3. gardeningsis

    gardeningsis Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    Thank you very much for your response. I have always tried not to use pesticides and such in my garden and flock. But I am having difficulty getting these mites under control. So, if I rinse the eggs off when I bring them in, they should be ok to eat? I have hand raised my flock so catching her is simple, she just lets me pick her up [​IMG] Thanks again Gardeningsis

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