scaley-leg mites and cold weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantiesrule, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. bantiesrule

    bantiesrule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2008
    Long Prairie, MN
    I have put vaseline on my chickens' legs before but now I'm wondering if it make their legs colder in winter or not?

    eta: does DE help with scaley-leg mites? I just ordered some but haven't received it yet.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    the Vaseline should be fine... it is used to help prevent frostbite on waddles and combs so I think it will be fine on their legs

    ets: i dont think the DE helps with the sacly leg mites, because the mite is actually under the scales on the feet (it can move to the face too from what I have read) but its to hard to get the DE up under the scales

    I am having an issue with SLM too and I bought the cream for humans with scabies. in Canada its called NIX and it is a one time treatment I will let you know how it works vs. the Vaseline route
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010

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