Very Effective Organic Treatment for Poultry Scaly Leg Mite.
This treatment is totally organic. A mixture of Cotton Seed Oil and Eucalyptus.
Instructions: Spray oil on legs, avoiding the feathers. Saturate the affected areas. "Scaly Leg Spray" works by suffocation.
A good poultry leg spray should be applied twice a week (every 4 to 6 days) to the feet and legs for four treatments. Cleanliness and sanitary measures around the chicken coop are in order because the mites can live for long periods in cracks and crevices without feed and water.
Please keep bottle at room temperature and best used when contents is warm. If too cold the liquid will not move through the sprayer.
Do Your Chickens Have Scaly Leg Mite?
Scaly legs on chickens are caused by a parasitic mite (Knemidocoptes mutans) that burrow under the scales on the chicken's legs. The damaged tissue weeps, which is what these mites feed on.
Signs and Symptoms
Repeat application is recommended. You should treat all of your birds even if only one bird has scaly legs, as scaly leg mite is very contagious and it is highly likely that all of your birds will have the mite.
Scaly foot is a bird ailment that is common among caged birds and also affects many other bird species. It is caused by mites in the genus Knemidocoptes which burrow into the bird's flesh. The tunnels made by the mites within the skin cause dermatitis and scaly lesions. Scaly face is caused by the same mite responsible for scaly foot and other related mites cause depluming. The condition is transmitted from one bird to another by direct prolonged contact.
Great to deal with
I saw great results after first application.
I was using vaseline which worked well but I had to handle each bird separately and it was quite messy. The spray is awesome. I sprayed their legs while roosting easy as. Weren't stress at all. No issues with my Roosters. Very pleased with the results.
Was a bit scary for our new girls to be handled So we could spray but they seem to have Settled and appear to be happy
I have been battling with scaly leg on my Hyline hens and finally have gotten on top of it thanks to this treatment. Thank u