Scaly leg mites...HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    How do I treat scaly leg mites, and can ducks catch scaly leg mites?
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I dont have any vicks. What else will work? I heard keroscene.
     
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    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.
     
  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vasalene (sp)...any thick petrolum product. I have heard even bacon greese. BTW, I don't know if the ducks will get it.
     
  6. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    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..... [​IMG]
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    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.
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  10. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    1 part kerosene 3 parts mineral oil.
     

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