Following on from my last scaly leg mite post, I came to the conclusion that the Buff Orpington aka the giant hen has scaly leg mites.
I caught the other two hens from the nursery as I expected them to be infected too…
As all five are infected, I will be checking all of the other hens in the hen house. Then I can decide what to do from there in an attempt to get rid of the scaly leg mites.
Today I treated the five from the nursery who are now in isolation!
As this hen has feathers on its feet, I cleaned them with warm water and a tooth brush to remove any dirt that has been trapped.
I then rubbed Vaseline into all of the hens feet.
I’m now going to do some more research on scaly leg mites and make a plan of action for the hens.