scaly leg mites

Asked August 2, 2016, 9:57 PM EDT

what is the procedure for ridding chickens of scaly leg mites with permectin 2

Yamhill County Oregon poultry

1 Response

The best method for getting rid of scaly leg mites is to dip the legs in linseed oil twice a week for 3 weeks. This will suffocate the mites. It will take a very long time for the legs to recover though since the damage is done. You can also coat the legs with Vaseline. Permectin II is more useful for Northern Fowl Mites. For any over the counter medication, follow the instructions on the bottle. Use only products specifically labeled for use with poultry.
http://articles.extension.org/pages/66149/external-parasites-of-poultry