CHARACTERISTICS | Lime feet in chickens
Unfortunately, they are almost impossible to prevent. This is because you can hardly see them. When you recognize the symptoms, you are often already too late. Of course, you can try to limit the damage!
The mite burrows in between the scales in the legs. In addition, the lime leg mite is easily transmitted to other chickens through the perch or litter. Fortunately, it is not transmissible to humans or other animals (except poultry). These mites, like other mites, love a warm and moist environment. Because they love a moist environment, we recommend cleaning the coop every 14 days and keeping it thoroughly dry.
What are the symptoms of lime feet?
Chickens are itchy
Thick swollen legs
Scales on the legs stand apart
Grayish dirt between the scales
Blood on the legs
Do your chickens have any of the above symptoms? If so, start treatment as soon as possible.
How can you treat lime legs? We would like to tell you in this step-by-step plan:
Start by giving a supplement with an herbal mixture (Echinacea, astragalus, uncaria, gentiane, thymus, citronellol, citronallal, calcium carbonate, maltodextrin, sepiolite, sodium chloride). This makes the mites no longer want to suck blood and get rid of the chicken. The blood becomes unattractive and indigestible.
Spray the chicken’s legs with a spray based on miracle tree oil, lavender, citronellol and geraniol. The spray supports the skin’s repairing ability. The rough skin becomes smooth and soft.
By feeding the supplement, the mites from the scales in the coop start looking for other food. For this reason, it is important to clean the hutch properly. After cleaning, it must dry thoroughly.
Once the coop has dried, you can spray the coop, including laying nests, seat fabrics, cracks and seams, with a coop spray.