Hi I'm new here and maybe someone has had the experience I am having. I live in australia on a 10 acre plot amongst the trees.....perfect. I have chickens but they suffer scaly leg mite. YES I treat them with vaseline and that works but I have one old girl that developed like a huge black lump because of the mite. When I put on the vaseline it seemed to do the trick but when the crust fell off the fun began...............for 4 months I have been treating the open wound with bathing ( in salt water) betadine (antiseptic) and honey wound cream. I bandage the leg/foot and change the dressing every 2 days. I'm getting there slowly but it really is a long drawn out affair. i even took her to the vet but that did very little. Is it really the result of scaly leg mite....or is it something else. I wonder. Any suggestions would be welcome. PS Have thought about putting her down (because she and other hens peck at the bad leg if not bandaged) but am now too attached to her. she stills lays the occasional egg. she's over 6 yrs old.