Scaly leg mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystal1957, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do scaly leg mites leave horizontal black looking slits (like a tiny cut) in the scales of the leg? Notice two chickens with black slits--washed legs, doesn't look like dirt.
     
  2. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does someone have a picture to post of leg mites that has created black slits (crevices) on the legs so I have something to compare it to?
     
  3. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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  4. Bantamduck

    Bantamduck New Egg

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    Any time I don't know for sure I just corn oil my chickens legs and sevin dust them ...
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This a picture of a rooster that was given to me before I knew what leg mites was,he was pretty bad starting to limp,this was my receipe DIP LEGS IN MIXTURE OF 1 PART KEROSINE-2 PARTSRAW LINSEED OIL-REPEAT AT 7-DAY INTERVILS FOR 3 WEEKS,It worked great an no more mites and it has been 3 years. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  6. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... thanks folks, for the advice and pictures...
     

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