Scaley Leg Mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by reba353, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. reba353

    reba353 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who has been acting sick lately, not moving and breathing loudly. I recently saw her legs looked funky but its hard to tell because they are feathered. Is this scaley leg mites? Could it be the reason she feels so down?
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  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like scaley leg mite, but that shouldn't be causing the symptoms you're describing. It sounds like something more serious is going on with your hen.
     
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  4. reba353

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    It is almost like a gurgling breathing but there is no runny discharge in her nostrils or eyes or anything, she is eating pretty normally but I havent seen her drink. I will get more pictures tonight but I have been giving her sone tylan 50 cause I originally thought it was only respiratory.
     
  5. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two hens with scaley leg mites who acted depressed and lethargic. They were hardly walking by the time I got smart.
    I soaked their legs for several minutes in a solution of coconut oil, sunflower oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. I warmed the mixture slightly in the microwave first. I just did it once as they are skittish hens, and their legs still seemed sore for a couple of days but they are worlds better now. They roam around the way they used to and play fight with a little pullet I put in with them. Their legs look much better. I won't hesitate to do it again but for now I am just leaving them.
     
  6. reba353

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    I was thinking of soaking thier legs in gasoline cause I heard that kills the mites the fastest. I am leaving to go back to school in a few days and my mother is unable to catch and medicate them while I am gone. Would this be okay?
     
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  8. ShanandGem

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    While I'm sure it's effective, this seems toxic and horrible.
     
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