Tea tree oil for scaly legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joe17, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Some swear by tea tree oil for everything but after I went out and bought some tea tree cream and oil, I find out that it is toxic! What should I do?!
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure about chickens. But thats whats in my dog shampoo i think it is toxic if eaten though
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I believe tea tree oil to be too aromatic and strong (toxic) for chickens.

    What I do for scaly leg is to dip the leg and foot in mineral oil for two weeks daily (toward the end I migrate to every other day). Don't forget to dust for mites - don't get it in their face, nose, and mouth. I have read it can attack the face, too.

    The oil smothers the mites.
     
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  4. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:That link doesn't work for me [​IMG]
     
  8. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Quote:I have heard of that but a lot of others have said tear tree oil works wonders. The key is to use it in low concentrations.
     
  9. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swear by tea tree oil for humans (mosquito bites, spider bites, burns, etc). It's worked wonders for my family for all of those things and more, but have never used it on my chickens! To be honest, I never thought about it for that purpose. [​IMG] (then again, I've never had an issue with scaly legs before either) Given one of the links provided with basic instructions for it? I'd give it a try! In fact, I've bookmarked it for the if and/or when I may need it! [​IMG]
     
  10. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't use a cream... get the essential oil and use that.
     

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