SOS! I think that my broody hen has scaly leg !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oliviaelizabeth, May 22, 2019.

  1. oliviaelizabeth

    oliviaelizabeth Chirping

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    Yes of course.
    Thankyou!
     
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    oliviaelizabeth Chirping

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    Thankyou so much!
     
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  3. BugStalker

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    I had trouble with mites resistant to permethrin, resistant lice wouldn't surprise me. An organism that survives a treatment will breed other organisms that also tend to be resistant to that treatment, so it is good to rotate treatments. I also prefer spray, but didn't know of one safe for animals when I bought the powder.
     
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  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    That's why it's important to treat the second time according to the directions... catch the next generation and disrupt the life cycle completely. :thumbsup

    Rotating product is one good way to help avoid resistance. But also not just using it on a schedule.. but rather only WHEN NEEDED..

    Prevention is more like not doing things to invite wild birds or animals to your property by hanging feeders and such.

    The spray I got is this one for...
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    But it comes in many brand names and even concentrated where you dilute and use you own squirt bottle.. Martin's, etc..

    When treating chicks.. I use a soaked cotton swab to help avoid eyes and such.

    ETA: Though it is labeled for use in chickens I have never seen it in the poultry location at the store. Always the equine section.
     
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