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mtoyne

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Chicken with swollen feet. advice needed.
« on: January 14, 2009, 21:19 »
One of my chickens had scaly leg mite late last year, i thought id managed to get rid of it but now her feet are swollen. Im dipping them in surgical spirit and putting on vaseline, will this work or is it time for a trip to the vets?


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 21:41 »
You could try one drop of frontline cat on the back of her neck, if you have any, it will kill any other mite she might have too :wink:
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mtoyne

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 21:43 »
Hi jelly, thank you for that. Never heard of using frontline on chickens but i will give it a go.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 22:03 »
Its brilliant and works really fast. The vets cant technically recommend it BUT I am not the only one on here that uses it. Its never done mine any harm.....just the critters :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 22:42 »
where can i get frontline from ,it is hard to find in london :?
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Chicken with swollen feet. advice needed.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 22:57 »
In a really bad case of scaley leg, you might kill the mite but the feet will always remain deformed . The mite secrete a sort of calcium poo which means that the scales are permanently raised.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 06:39 »
Quote from: "GARRY"
where can i get frontline from ,it is hard to find in london :?


only in the vets

mtoyne

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 09:27 »
Thanks bodger, thats great info. Weve had our girls for a year now but you never stop learning about them.
Jellyhead can i only get frontline from the vets? Do i have to go in to the vets and say ive got a cat with fleas and can they sell me some frontline?

Vember

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 09:30 »
They may want to see your cat  :lol:

Some places sell the spot on version I know our chemist does  :shock:
Pets at home might too - but I'm not 100% sure on that :?


Sarah :)

mtoyne

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 09:38 »
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They may want to see your cat  :lol:

Some places sell the spot on version I know our chemist does  :shock:
Pets at home might too - but I'm not 100% sure on that :?


Sarah :)

Lol vember. Dont know how id get myself out of that one.
Will try my local pet shop, might see if its on the internet anywhere aswell.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 09:42 »
You could always try the ...

" I kept it in all night ready to be fetched in and would you belive the little critter ran through my legs as I was going through the door :shock:
 I wont see him again until bed time now,  and the fleas are hopping all over the place - please can I have some frontline so I can deal with him as soon as he gets home :D"

Give your local vet a ring you never know they might help :)

Edit : Not that I've ever done the above you understand :wink:

Sarah :D



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