Scaly Leg Mite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by markharding, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. markharding

    markharding Hatching

    Sep 5, 2011
    I Have been coating my pekin bantams legs in vegetable oil to try and cure scaly leg mite. The oil has transfered to the birds feathers, they are covered in soil from having dust baths. I bathed them in mild shampoo but they dont look any better, the feathers still have lots of soil stuck to them and I dont know how to attempt to clean the oil/soil off without causing them harm Any ideas?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Try Dawn.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I personally wouldn't be concerned about oil on the feathers if you have already tried bathing them. They will eventually wear it off.

    Good for you for treating the mites!!! Keep at it for at least two weeks!!!

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