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[SOLVED!] How Do I'm Get Rid Of Chicken Leg Mites?

2. This is how these mites die: suffocation. Apply Vaseline first to your chicken’s feet and legs. Apply Vaseline to the legs and feet of your chicken. For a few weeks, repeat the process every other day. It will take approximately 10 days for the mite to end its life cycle. Some people may keep the mites. chickens with feathered feet suggest using Adams Plus Flea and Tick Mist with IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) 🔥 However this has chemicals that you may not want your chickens to be exposed to 😁 Care Free Enzymes makes an all natural Scaly Leg Protector that treats for these mites as well 🤓 In addition, Campho-Phenique has also shown some results when people have applied topically. [1]
It struck me while I was reading that this type of treatment can be used to fight cancer. head lice These lice are, after all., a lot more like mites in many aspects. Two years ago when one of my children was infected with lice, purgatory struck me. I still kept a small amount of anti-lice cream under my sink. It contains dimethicone as the active ingredient. In a stroke of inspiration, I decided to try it on my Black Brahma, figuring that if it’s safe to use on children’s scalps, it should be alright for chicken feet. [2]
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Flytesofancy.co.uk Further information is available at: Unbeknownst facts: Scaly Leg Mite, or Kemidocoptes mutantis is a tiny mite that lives under the skin of bird feet and legs. The grey eight-legged mite has flat, round bodies and is a common species. Once they are able to acquire one of these mites, they will live their whole lives with the host. They burrow tunnels under the skin and feed on connective tissue. The mites live for between 10-14 days, so it is important to get them treated immediately. They are usually spread by direct contact with infected bird or ground. This virus can affect many species of wild and domestic birds. [3]
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Rashawn Eery poultrydvm.com, mentions how k. Mutans are normally found on the chicken’s legs and top of their feet, but on occasion may invade the comb, wattles, neck and/or beak. The tunneling action of the mites is damaging to the chicken’s skin tissue, resulting in hyperkeratotic lesions which appear as thickened, scaly skin, raised non-uniform scales, white crusting and seepage of tissue fluid. Mites can also be very painful and irritating for birds. It can cause deformation and necrosis of the feet, lameness and necrosis of your toes if it is not treated. Infested chickens by scaly-leg mites pose a higher risk of secondary bacterial infection. The skin barrier is destroyed, which would protect the chickens from harmful pathogens. Leta Barney updated the article on December 2, 20,21 [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.tillysnest.com/2012/04/scaly-leg-mites-html/
  2. https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/get-rid-of-scaly-leg-mites-zbcz1707
  3. https://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/Information-Centre/post/scaly-leg-mite-in-chickens
  4. http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/scaly-leg-mites
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