Scaly leg - hen with chicks

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

  1. conquest1984

    conquest1984 New Egg

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    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 Premium Member

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    [​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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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