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.
Has worked great for our flock.
Nozzle on srayer squirted rather than a spray, but by rubbing the oil into the scales it has done the job.
My girl Pepper is prone to scaly leg mite bless her… only one if my 6 ladies who seem to be susceptible. Two days of using this and she has lovely smooth pink leggies again! Previously used just Vaseline but this sorted her more quickly and effectively for sure.
Chooks legs have healed and she is so happy.🐔
Thanks for sending this spray so quickly, and so well packaged. The bantams seem to like the spray and their legs look better. Plus it’s so easy to use and smells nice. I do put on an old raincoat though!