Scaly Leg Mite Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4everfarmgirl, May 10, 2009.

  1. 4everfarmgirl

    4everfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken have scaly leg mites. I have been putting vaseline on their legs, but I also heard that you can use ivermectin for them. Can I use Bimectin (Ivermectin) Deworming paste for horses on them? That's the only thing I could find so far. If yes, how and what dose?
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    StPaulieGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    We only applied vaseline -- AND we drenched all the perches in kerosene for good measure -- and our scaly leg mite cleared up after three weeks or so. Make sure you don't consume their eggs during or after the Ivomec if you use it -- there's a withdrawal period of 10-14 days for most of those kids of meds on their labels.

    Our girls' legs took several months to regain their shape and health after the mites died off -- they were bad when we got them. Just one more reason to quarantine adult birds (or never bring them in).

    Good luck! Vaselining a chicken's legs makes for good bonding time and great watercooler conversation.

    - Kerri
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    WD-40 works great also, sprayed on the leg's and feet every other day or so it clears up in no time.

    AL
     

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