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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jan 23, 2009.
How do I treat scaly leg mites, and can ducks catch scaly leg mites?
I got one from a sale that had leg mites and body mites. He was a mess. I put him in a small pen seperate from the others and sprinkled Seven dust on him and the ground several times. 2 times a week for 2 months I coated his legs with Vicks Vapor Rub. This is not the only way, but it worked and he is now a clean healthy bird.
I dont have any vicks. What else will work? I heard keroscene.
I've gotten rid of them by soaking the hen's legs in mineral oil for about 2 weeks. Put it in a tall deep container (I used a large cottage cheese container) and soak each leg for a good minute or more.
Vasalene (sp)...any thick petrolum product. I have heard even bacon greese. BTW, I don't know if the ducks will get it.
Any oil or vaseline should work, you are basically just depriving them of oxygen & smothering them. HTH
Not sure about transferring to ducks but I don't see why they would be any different so I would also treat the ducks - no harm no foWl.....
You can use vasaline, cooking oil (liquid or the spray kind) this is the easiest to use! Ivomec Eprinex works pretty good and so does the vicks.
I have been using the vasoline method on a few of mine but one of the hens keeps getting them back. Now i am trying scarlet oil on her and it seems to be working better than the vasoline IMO
Im not positive that they have it, but because I just bought them at the NEPC show, I want to treat them anyway. I found a post where nifty chicken said that one of his girls had it, so I followed the advice and mixed some teatree oil with vasaline, and applied it, and made sure to rub it into the scales. The scales arent very raised, jut a tiny bit.
1 part kerosene 3 parts mineral oil.