Scaly leg..best treatment???

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Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby xxLeandraxx » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:22 pm

Anyone dealt with this before?? what have you done to get it cleared xx
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby zng109 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:27 pm

many ways to deal with it,
1, imersion
wd 40 or deisel will kill them if applied to legs
2, contaminate food sourse
harkomecin will kill gut worms red mite and scale mite its the best form of treatment
buy it on line from wells poultry
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Monica3 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:32 pm

we brush benzyl benzoate on it. you have to get very gently into the cracks but don't hurt her or make her bleed. use it every week for a while then once in a while. it takes ages to go though. and often looks worse before it gets better.
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Postby Greggorio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:42 pm

yeah benzl benzoate will do it as it kills mites. Ivermectin which is also a wormer will do it. Anything that is for scabies or mange (as they are caused by mites as well) but you'll tend to find they have benzl benzoate in them hence why they work :)

Also veggie oil, olive oil, wd 40, motor oil, vaseline. applied liberally to its feet (not the chemically ones if there are open wounds) will suffocate the mites. Normally you'll have killed them within a week if you do it 3 or 4 times a day if you have time but the scabs take ages to drop off and the legs take ages to heal depending on how bad it is.

Good luck :)
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby wilt » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:06 pm

the good thing about BB is it is effective with just one liberal brushing over. Yes you have to wait for the moult for the old scales to go, but a brushing twice per year does the job a treat, keeps the scales lovely and smooth. I think sweet itch in horses is another mite caused rash that it cures. :thumbs
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Greggorio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:57 pm

nah sweet itch in horses is an allergic reaction to bites from midges (that's it in a nutshell) but horses do get mites (our welsh cob gets feather mites... feathers as in the tufty long hair around his hooves). Although BB does help with sweet itch if the horses has it they have it for life as a rule. Our donkey has it really badly
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby smileysal » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:28 pm

I remember when I first met Wilt and he told me and City Boy about BB and that it was good for crabs :shock: , so when we went to the chemist in the village and I asked for it he stood in the background scratching his nuts! :lol:
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Postby Greggorio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:15 pm

hahahaha

who is city boy?
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Postby smileysal » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:28 pm

City Boy is my other half, he's from Manchester so all this country thing is a bit new to him!!!
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Postby Greggorio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:43 pm

does he use the internet? if so why isn't he on the forum. Slap him in his itchy places!
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Postby smileysal » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:59 pm

No he doesn't really that's my domain while he's building coops!!! ;)
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Chrispy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:11 pm

I was going to try immersion in surgical spirit. Where do you get crab ointment from? Also how do you ask for it in French?
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Gamefowlman » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:14 pm

I'd give that a miss chrispy could be embarrasing trying to ask for crab ointment in french if your unsure :lol: vaseline on the legs work too.
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Chrispy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:18 pm

No its a challenge and it may be easier to ask for crab ointment than to say "Mi en has scooly logs!"
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Re: Scaly leg..best treatment???

Postby Monica3 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:36 pm

'allo 'allo :lol:
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