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Question about chickens
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Geo!    Posted 12-12-2002 at 06:21:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was suggested to me that WD-40 would kill scaley leg mites on chickens. Anyone used it? Do you think it is safe? I normally use vasoline but in winter it isn't very user-friendly (too hard and messy). What do you think of WD?

Bob    Posted 12-13-2002 at 07:16:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

bill b va    Posted 12-12-2002 at 10:52:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

if i remember correctly my mother use to melt lard and apply to feet and leggs .

Nan(TX)    Posted 12-12-2002 at 09:02:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Photos courtesy of Virginia Martin

I have a couple of suggestions. The way I understand it there is two methods to get rid of scaly leg mites . One is suffocation .The other is to kill the mites. You can do this with any product that has eucalyptus or camphor Noxzema has both. Some other products that have these ingredients are Tea Tree oil and there might be some shaving cream that has it .Most people I know swear by Ivermectin (Ivomec) it is a cattle wormer. Ivomec Pour On . For more pixs of mites follow the link good luck.
Regards Nan

Dennis    Posted 12-12-2002 at 07:31:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't answer your question re: WD 40 but maybe this site will help.
Have a good day

ol Henry    Posted 12-12-2002 at 06:43:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you are talking about putting it on their legs it may be ok, but I would try olive oil or some cooking oil first, thats what I used to use to kill mites in my rabbits ears.

donna    Posted 12-12-2002 at 07:06:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello+ Ol Henry,
read your post,Just want to say hello, I raise rabbits too (meat)We have about 114 does, but we just culled out some does and waiting on for few junior does to breed. we want to get to 200 breeding does then go from there. I also have a french lop who just had her first litter of 7, a few san juan - to train beagles, and a few colored rabbits for pets. I also raise quail & pheasents what kind of rabbits do you raise.

ol Henry    Posted 12-12-2002 at 10:58:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to say I no longer have any, the most I ever had was around 20 or so. It's hard to find someone to feed them when we are gone and being retired we like to be able to take off once in a
while. I miss having them around though.
My daughter was bad about naming them and then wouldn't want me to butcher or sell them, most of mine were brown, marked like a wild rabbit, to me they had a better flavor than the whites, I never tried to make much money from them, just had them to eat and as a hobby.
good luck to you.
p.s. don't ever put two bucks in a cage together by mistake, the fur will really fly

Fawteen    Posted 12-12-2002 at 06:43:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know as I'd use a petroleum-based oil on my birds. I use mineral oil.

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