Scaly leg mites

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  1. iloveanimals73

    iloveanimals73 New Egg

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    How to get rid of scaly leg mites
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Vaseline, cooking oil, pine tar, olive oil, anything that will smother them and drown them. All it really takes is one or two good soakings, the entire foot and leg being covered all the way up to the thigh feathers; I prefer to use pine tar (stockholm tar) myself because it heals and disinfects at the same time, but some people would rather use harmful chemicals (totally unnecessary, even plain oil will do the job).

    There is a genetic predisposition to them, if the animals get them badly and often, then they are susceptible. That susceptibility goes hand in hand with other weaknesses.

    Diet can be to blame to some degree, adding garlic and anti-vermin herbs to the diet regularly can fix it, but culling out such weak lines is a better long-term idea if you breed them. Resistant birds just never get them regardless of living with heavily infected birds.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Chooks4Life has given you some good advice!
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Chooks gave great advice.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've never had to deal with mites, so I'll just wish you the best of luck!
     
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