scally leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by M.J, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by birds are spreading scally leg and i have been tring to end it with petrolium jelly aswell corn oil but they both seem not to completely work as well are vary inconvieniant for i have to apply it to them all twice a day for several weeks is there any thing easyer and quicker
     
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I;'ve been using Pam Cooking spray. Just hold them by the wings and spray. You have to do it many times, but i just grab mine once and awhile and give them a spray.
     
  3. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a smart and cleaner idea thanks Dodgegal79 i will try that
     
  4. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see the problem i have is that i want my birds to be healthy but i also show my bird and when i use the petrolium jelly it destroys their feathers:/
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    W-D 40 works as good as anything
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Get a little bottle of peppermint oil at a health food section in grocery store. Its about $10 or less. Put olive oil on legs and a little peppermint oil. The peppermint is a natural insect reppelent. You will probably never have troubles with scaly leg again. Also if you can get a small cocentrated bottle of flea and tick stuff for dogs and cats and just put a drop or 2 in corners of the coop.
    That being said I am not a vet and am not practising medicine so apply at your own risk, I have had excellent results with these methods myself. [​IMG]

    Sometimes when I wash my birds I will add a drop of peppermint oil to bath.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I got this info from a show silkie breeder said to use Vicks jelly on their legs and zip, it worked! I had used petroleum jelly and spray stuff and it was so stubborn to get rid of the scaley legs and once I used that Vicks, it got rid of it pronto and never came back again. Whatever was in that stuff made it gone. I also use DE around the coop and perches and yard.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Its the menthol which is the ingredient in peppermint oil also.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Thanks, thats the ingredient! Yes peppermint is great and my birds like to eat the peppermint plants in the summer. I wonder if that would get into eggs otherwise I would have to make chocolate cakes out of those peppermint flavored eggs![​IMG]
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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