Scaly leg

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Scaly leg

Post by goatlady » 06 Sep 2014, 06:49

I've just got a new Barnevelder cockerel, and the person who sold him to me omitted to tell me that he has a bad case of scaly leg mite. I nearly refused to have him, but thought it would be better for his sake to take him and treat him properly. I've never had to deal with this. Looking through past posts, it seems that Vaseline and/or Sudocrem are good treatment options. Are there any other things I could try?

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Post by Miss Chooks » 06 Sep 2014, 10:06

You can also try Harkers, it is used on pigeons, kills lice/mites too. A couple of drops between the shoulders under the feathers. Also use sudocream as it contains antiseptic, this can only help. You can buy Harkers over the counter at any animal foods place. Scaly is contagious so if he is with others I would treat the flock with Harkers.

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Post by subruss » 06 Sep 2014, 10:11

The things you have mentioned work in most cases, but if you want something else I would say anything that is of a similar consistency that smothers the mites would work. :thumbright:

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Post by goatlady » 06 Sep 2014, 10:15

I have also found something called "Nettex Just for Scaly Legs". Has anyone ever used this?

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Post by Miss Chooks » 06 Sep 2014, 10:23

Sorry goatlady I omitted to see where you lived :oops: You can try nettex, do you apply to the legs? Like subruss says, you need something that will smother the mites.

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Post by organic chick » 06 Sep 2014, 10:54

Vaseline worked for us. It helps if it is at room temperature before applying though
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Post by CP » 11 Sep 2014, 09:28

Benzyl Benzoate liquid painted on the legs with a small paintbrush, then smothered with vaseline does it for us. ;)

The BB was approx £5 for a 500ml bottle from the chemist - don't tell them it's for chickens - normally used for treating lice & scabies on people! Eurrgg! :-&
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