Scaly leg mites??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Squeak61, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Squeak61

    Squeak61 Songster

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    I walked out in my coop this morning, and noticed that my Barred Rock’s feet looked a little odd. After some google searches, I’m thinking it’s scaly leg mites. Thoughts? Also, if it is mites, how would I best treat this? I suppose a bath and Vaseline maybe. I would prefer not to use Ivomec or gasoline unless I absolutely have to.

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  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

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    That's what it looks like to me. Don't use gasoline. I've soaked them in warm water with epsom salt and GENTLY scrubbed with an old toothbrush. After drying, I coated them with some sulphur stuff I bought on Amazon. I also think bag balm or probably even vaseline is also fine. Here is a thread with probably 1,000 different ideas! I'd stay away from gasoline/kerosene and DE, which will accomplish nothing.

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