Scaly leg - hen with chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by conquest1984, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. conquest1984

    conquest1984 Hatching

    Nov 30, 2014
    Hi all,

    Just wondering what's the safest way to treat my hen, she has just hatched 4 eggs and I have noticed she has scaly leg so am wondering what's the safest way to treat her so I don't harm her babies.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    [​IMG] vasoline on the legs for a week or so to smother them and i would give ivermectin BY MOUTH. it it can be found at tractor supply or feed stores in the horse section. it is apple flavored . take her from the chicks and give her a pea sized amount. some of the chicks will probably get the goo on them so rub it in and try not to put it on too heavy. its says. 1.87 % and it cost about 3 $ If one hen has it they probably all do. you can treat the coop too. I THINK its dawn soap and vinegar mixed in a spray bottle but not sure on that.
  3. katelk

    katelk Songster

    May 6, 2013
    White Bluff, TN

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