Scaly Legs cure

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenshiha, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2014
    My roosters and my hens have scaly legs that are really scaly even my 5 year old hen has better legs,im not sure what ages they are but I didn't have them for a year the hen still lays eggs but I want to cure them for better looks, I heard to use ivomic and oil and water, any help
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you post some photos of the legs?
    There are several method of treating Scaly Leg Mites.

    Wash the legs in some warm soapy water, gently scrub with a soft brush, this will help get rid of some of the mite "debris".
    Dry the legs. You can apply some vaseline, a+d ointment, coconut oil, etc. this will help to smother the mites. You will need stay on top of it and apply your oils/treatment every day. Won't hurt to wash/soak the legs and feet a few times a week, then reapply your treatment.

    You can also use Ivermectin if you wish, there is a debate on egg withdrawal periods in using Ivermectin, so do some research and go with a withdrawal period that you are comfortable with.

    Here is a good link with alternative treatments:

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