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#31 2011-09-15 14:45:57

Head Over Heels
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Re: Scaley leg mites

I'd use the ivermectin if I were you Brooke...quick, easy and done.

Sue...thats right! WD40 is an oil, so would have the same smothering effect as any other oil.


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#32 2011-09-15 15:09:52

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Re: Scaley leg mites

I take it I can purchase ivermectin at the UFA? Is it going to be *really* expensive?
I only have two birds, and Mayble's legs look fine.... should I just treat both anyway?

I was looking at her ankles again this am...hmmm... must remember to get that pic today.


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#33 2011-09-15 15:22:18

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Re: Scaley leg mites

Ivermectin is very expensive, for 2 birds you will probably spend $60 - $80 on the smallest bottle. Dont do that! Buy Noromectin which is the "knock off" ivormectin. Works just as good and is WAY cheaper. For leg mites, the easiest way to treat it is to buy a small saringe (without needle) pull a few cc's. Then just lightly go up and down the affected area of the leg and get it all covered in Noromectin.


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#34 2011-09-15 15:57:54

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Re: Scaley leg mites

Some of us islanders bought a bottle & split it, which seriously helped cut the expense. All birds here are now done! wozhoo


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#35 2011-09-15 16:38:45

Dan Smith
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Re: Scaley leg mites

Hi Brook, If you want to come to my place I will give you a suringe with enough ivomectin to do your 2 birds and then you won't have to pay anything. let me know if you are interested.  403 240-2275. Dan


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#36 2011-09-15 17:05:11

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Re: Scaley leg mites

Oh Dan! That is so very thoughtful of you!! :thumbsup:


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#37 2011-09-21 02:54:59

krisbummy
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From: Houston BC
Registered: 2011-04-11
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Re: Scaley leg mites

Hooflex for horses....awesome and sticks like anything!!


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#38 2012-03-04 15:05:26

New2Chickens
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From: Rural Calgary
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Re: Scaley leg mites

My three silkie crosses have scaley leg mites.   How do I treat their feathered legs?   Same way.  Only my feathered leg critters have it, not the unfeathered ones ..???

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#39 2012-03-04 15:08:18

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Re: Scaley leg mites

Treat the same way.  Silkies are more prone.  I think the feathers afford the mites more hiding places.


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#40 2012-03-04 17:03:13

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Re: Scaley leg mites

We used to dip our chickens in used motor oil for leg mites when I was a kid.  Thankfully, my current flock doesn't have them, cuz you never get rid of them once you have them.


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#41 2012-03-04 23:41:45

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Re: Scaley leg mites

They are very easy to get rid of. I have found coppertox works great.
You can get it at any farm supply store.
One treatment is usually enough as the solution stays on the bird very well.
It does turn the birds legs green though.


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#42 2012-06-09 02:25:08

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From: Peterborough, Ontario
Registered: 2010-06-03
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Re: Scaley leg mites

Those hangy bug things work really well on preventing further outbreaks. There is a sticky post about them somewhere. I get them at Canadian Tire. Can't remember the name even though i just put some up last week. They look like the signs you hang on a doornob. but with a layer of pesticide infused stuff in them. Nasty chemicals really but have not had any more outbreaks of anything.
I have also used Eprinex in past before door nob hanger things and found it effective.
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#43 2012-09-22 00:29:33

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Re: Scaley leg mites

You could try spraying their legs with Pam...


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#44 2012-09-22 12:40:27

country pine
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From: Southern Ontario
Registered: 2012-08-22
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Re: Scaley leg mites

The vet always recommends ivermectin. The bonus is you can give orally and will do a good deworming too. I agree with the oil or vaseline aswell. When I raised rabbits as a child warm olive oil worked wonders at getting rid of ear mites.


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#45 2012-10-14 22:15:35

BM
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From: Elko, BC
Registered: 2009-04-25
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Re: Scaley leg mites

Four weeks ago I rescued 3 favorite hens of my friend.  Her daughter figured she won't be able to take care of the chickens this winter and took half of them home and gave half away.  Anyways, these 3 hens had horrible legs due to Scaley leg mites.  They felt like a horse rasp.  I vaselined them every 2 day for two weeks and twice a week for two more weeks.  I also put 1 drop of ivermectin on the tiny hen and and 3 drops on the bigger bantys twice.  Once at the beginning and one more time after 2 weeks. (by vet recommendation)

After 2 weeks I thought I felt a difference and after 4 weeks I know there is a difference.  By no means are there perfect yet...  What do I do now?  Should I vaseline their legs once a week for awhile?  Can I introduce them to my flock or should I keep them separated a while longer.  What would you do?


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