treating mites on a cochin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsPants, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. MrsPants

    MrsPants New Egg

    Mar 13, 2013
    I have a 4-year old cochin hen, who I believe has scaly mites on her feet. (It was difficult to detect due to all her feathers).
    I plan to treat with a foot-dip in isopropyl alcohol followed by an application of petroleum jelly.
    My difficulty is that she is so feathery all over her legs, feet and toes, that I'm not sure how to successfully get to the scales. Should I be trimming her foot and leg feathers before application of treatment?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
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