scaly leg mites and cold weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kuki coop, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. kuki coop

    kuki coop New Egg

    Dec 27, 2009
    My small backyard flock had recently gotten down to two chickens. One with leg feathers, and a Silver Sebright (without). The Sebright had a moderate case of Scaly Leg Mites, and last night the Sebright was taken by a predator. I'm going to get rid of the last chicken and clean out the coop so that a new flock can come in the spring to a clean coop.

    I am wondering, if the cold weather we've been having (-2C at night,,, 2C day) has any effect on the survival rate of the leg mites? I will be cleaning the coop and sanitizing it, but if the cold has any bearing on the life of the mites, I probably won't use as much sanitizer.

  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Does anybody have experience with Scaly Leg Mites?

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